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Ruha Benjamin and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor named Freedom Scholars

Ruha Benjamin, associate professor of African American studies at Princeton University, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies, have been named among the first cohort of Freedom Scholars, an initiative supporting progressive academics who are at the forefront…

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Read, Watch, Learn about Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism, Week of July 25, 2020

158 Resources to Understand Racism in America by Meilan Solly. These articles, videos, podcasts and websites from the Smithsonian chronicle the history of anti-black violence and inequality in the United States. Large DNA Study Traces Violent History of American Slavery…

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Princeton University Faculty Letter re: Anti-Blackness

Faculty Letter July 4, 2020 Dear President Eisgruber, Provost Prentice, Deans Kulkarni and Dolan, Vice President for Campus Life Calhoun, and members of the Princeton Cabinet, Anti-Blackness is foundational to America. It plays a role in where we live and…

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Removal of Woodrow Wilson Name from Public Policy School and Wilson College

In a letter to the Princeton University community on June 27, President Christopher Eisgruber announced that the Board of Trustees concluded that Woodrow Wilson’s racist views and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for the School of Public and International…

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Princeton BLC Racial Equity & Justice Funds

From the Princeton University Black Leadership Coalition: “The Black community has discussed ways that we can affect change as Princeton students.  We had a town hall discussion and one of the ideas was setting up a university coordinated donation effort. …

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