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Why I broke the rule of survival for black Americans

“Riley Temple was walking his dog around his Washington, D.C., neighborhood where he has lived for the past 25 years when a confrontation with the police made him break the rule that all black people are told to obey in…

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There was no wave of compassion when addicts were hooked on crack

“New York’s Cardozo Law School Professor Ekow Yankah compares today’s approach to heroin users to the tough-on-crime response a few decades ago to those using crack cocaine.”  Click here to hear the PBS News Hour interview.

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Take Charge of Your Education

Thanks to everyone who attended last night’s Continuing Conversation on Race & White Privilege at the Princeton Public Library. (Our next meeting will be on Monday, May 7th, at 7pm, back at the Princeton Public Library.) One of the recurring…

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The PBS NewsHour Launches Year Long Conversation on Race, Diversity and Intolerance

PBS announced a new series, Race Matters, “conversations on finding solutions to the painful divides that continue to plague our communities.”  Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault will lead the project.

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America’s ‘Postracial’ Fantasy

Anna Holmes draws on her experience growing up biracial in America to discuss self-identification and other people’s perceptions.  For a fictionalized take on the subject, read Mat Johnson‘s Loving Day.   How do you identify people you see?  Try PBS’ “Sorting…

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