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Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege, May 6, 2019

On Monday, May 6th at 7pm in the Princeton Public Library’s Community Room, we will have an opportunity to hear an update on the fight against racially discriminatory housing practices from Rev. Eric Dobson. Rev. Dobson is outreach coordinator for…

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Not in Our Town Princeton’s Board Members Presenting at the YWCA Stand Against Racism

On Thursday, April 25, at the YWCA Princeton’s 2019 Stand Against Racism, NIOT Princeton board members, Caroline Clarke and Joanne Parker, presented.  “Black girls experience age compression starting at age 5. A study by Georgetown Center on Poverty explained that…

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Black travelers had every reason to fear N.J., but you wouldn’t know it from ‘Green Book.’

Kathleen O’Brien rightly notes the limitations of the Oscar-nominated movie Green Book, which tells the story of the friendship between pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his chauffeur Tony Lip and depicts segregation in accommodations in the South in the 1950s. …

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Harvard and the Myth of the Interchangeable Asian

In light of the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s affirmative action policies, claiming that the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants, novelist Lisa Ko notes that “the model-minority myth [has been] leveraged by both whites and Asians to justify racism against blacks and…

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report on Minority Voting Report

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released its 2018 report “An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.”  Commission Chair Catherine E. Lhamon said that the report “reflects the reality that citizens in the United States…

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