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The Toll of Racism

Two recent articles in the New York Times illustrate the racism faced by African Americans, often on a daily basis.  Sociologist Karyn Lacy discusses the code switching used by middle class African Americans to reduce racial stigmatization. Amy Harmon references…

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Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

In his article in the Atlantic, William Brennan describes the efforts of speech pathologist Julie Washington to have schools implement code-switching between the dialect of African American English and standard English in teaching reading and in closing the black-white literacy…

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YWCA Princeton Intergenerational Series on Race: Code Switching–Why is it important to discuss? December 5, 2017

Paris L. McLean, head of Lower School (K-4), Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart and a First Generation college graduate, will lead a program at the YWCA-Princeton on the racial implications of code-switching on December 5, 7:30-9 pm in the…

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