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Race in the COVID Era, June 8, 2020

As COVID-19 has swept across the United States, it has unmasked and amplified existing racial inequities.  Rampant fear and misinformation has provoked a wave of discrimination, harassment, and hate targeting those of Chinese and Asian descent.  The disease has also…

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Covid-19 Impact on Black America

Derrick Young, Jr., MPH, provides a handy reference by succinctly presenting the inequitable impact of the current pandemic within the context of white supremacy.  Under the categories of health, economic stability, and education, Young lists the historical and oppressive systems,…

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Virtual Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege, May 4, 2020

On Monday, May 4 at 7 pm, Not in Our Town Princeton and the Princeton Public Library will host the first virtual Continuing Conversation featuring Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, pastor of the historic Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, speaking on “Sheltering in…

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Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

The coronavirus pandemic has accentuated America’s inequities, as illustrated by this ProPublica report from Milwaukee. “Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems…

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‘Separate Programs for Separate Communities’: California School District Agrees to Desegregate

“A California school district outside of San Francisco agreed to desegregate its schools on Friday, after a two-year state investigation found that the district had “knowingly and intentionally maintained and exacerbated” racial segregation and even established an intentionally segregated school.” …

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