Not In Our Town Princeton

Archives


A ‘Stand Your Ground’ Expansion That Expands Inequality

Caroline Light addresses the inequity inherent in the  recently passed bill in the Florida Senate to expand “Stand Your Ground” by noting that “The American legal system’s handling of violent self-defense has long favored white, property-owning men.”  She refers to…

Read More

HOODED: a film by Myles Loftin

“I created a multimedia project that humanizes and decriminalizes the societal image of black boys and black men dressed in hoodies. The media has always put a negative light on black men in hoodies and even when you google “black…

Read More

Society’s Fear Of Black Men And Its Consequences, Part 2

“How do African American men feel about themselves and each other? [NPR’s Michel Martin interviews] professional black men, and find out if they have ever had the experience as being seen as frightening.”

Read More

Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

On All Things Considered, “NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system and the labor market, and what…

Read More

Book Review: Jill Leovy’s Ghettoside

According to Jennifer Gonnerman’s review in the New York Times Sunday Book Review (January 21, 2015), Jill Leovy, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times “argues that as a nation we have grown far too accepting of our high rate…

Read More