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Shots Fired

This Radio Lab podcast examined police shootings.  Featured are Tampa Bay Times reporter Ben Montgomery, who collected six years of records of Florida police shootings which are available in an online database Why Cops Shoot, Mothers of the Movement, women…

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Sacrificing Black Lives for the American Lie

Ibram X. Kendi writes: “Why are police officers rarely charged for taking black lives, and when they are, why do juries rarely convict? . . . The deeper answer is that black death matters. . . . In these high-profile…

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Searching for the promise of Juneteenth

Autumn Allen describes her reaction to a news story about Charleena Lyles, a black woman who was shot by police inside her own home in front of her children after calling the police because she believed her house was being…

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Sacrificing Black Lives for the American Lie

Ibram X. Kendi‘s op ed piece in the New York Times provides a rationale for Not in Our Town’s goal of bringing a Truth and Reconciliation process to Princeton, something needed throughout the United States. “Killing the post-racial myth and…

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Smaller, and Smaller, and Smaller by Marlon James

Man Booker Prize winner, Marlon James, responded to the acquittal of Philando Castile’s killer with the following essay.  He was interviewed about it on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. There are some Minnesotans who want to rebrand this state as North….

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