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Why do whites oppose the NFL protests?

Steve Chapman, Chicago Tribune reporter, compares white attitudes toward current protests against injustices–Black Lives Matter, kneeling during the National Anthem, etc.–to poll responses by whites during civil rights actions in the 1960s.  “Every time unrest erupts in black communities in…

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Walking Histories: Race and Protest at Princeton and in Trenton, May 31, 2018

This series of performance walks through the Princeton University campus, created by theater artist Aaron Landsman and historian Alison Isenberg in collaboration with Princeton students, examines how issues of race and protest, in Trenton and on campus, are imprinted on Princeton’s buildings and…

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N.F.L. owners agreed to a new national anthem policy: Teams will be fined if players kneel on the field or sidelines

The owners of N.F.L. teams agreed on Wednesday to a new policy for player conduct during the playing of the national anthem, an issue escalated last season into a national debate that involved President Trump. Commissioner Roger Goodell said that…

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The Myth of the “Good” Protest

Yale historian Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore explains the similarity between Colin Kaepernick’s protest and that of Rosa Parks and the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins, refuting the commonly held belief that the latter two “materialized from an individual’s epiphany” without precedent and…

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Walking Histories: Race and Protest at Princeton and in Trenton

October 6 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., October 7 at 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m., and October 8 at 12:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. Plaza @ Lewis Arts complex.  Tours begin at the Plaza This series of…

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