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Students weigh in on how to fix New Jersey’s school segregation problem

New Jersey is ranked the sixth-most-segregated state in the nation for black students, and seventh for Latino students.  High school students from Ridgewood, Leonia, Cliffside Park and New Milford recently convened to propose solutions to the racial divisions in New…

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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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Disproportionate use of force against black people by police in New Jersey is documented.

In New Jersey, a black person was more than three times more likely to face police force than someone who is white.  This is one of the findings from a database of police use of force in New Jersey.  “The Force Report, a…

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Timbuctoo Day, September 22, 2018 in Westhampton, NJ

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Slavery and Emancipation Laws in 19th Century New Jersey, June 19, 2018

Come celebrate Juneteenth, marking the official end of slavery in the United States, at the New Jersey State Library with a lecture on Slavery in 19th Century New Jersey.   We’ll be discussing slavery and slavery laws in New Jersey in…

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