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The Heartbreak of Raising a Black Daughter in a Red State

Shanita Hubbard describes the racist remarks her 8-year-old daughter has heard since their move to a small town in Pennsylvania.  “[R]aising a brown girl in a red state means I’m not living in an ideal world. It means being vigilant…

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Race Biases Teachers’ Expectations for Students

When evaluating the same black student, white teachers expect significantly less academic success than black teachers, a new Johns Hopkins University study concludes. This is especially true for black boys.

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Racism can be difficult to prove, but I think it happened to me

When she was singled out during the fire drill for talking, while many of her classmates were doing the same, Amariah Woodson, age 14, just felt embarrassed. It was later that she wondered if it had anything to do with…

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“13th” Screening and Discussion with Ruha Benjamin, Thursday, Jan. 5, 6 p.m.

Princeton Public Library presents Ruha Benjamin, assistant professor of African-American studies at Princeton University, who will lead a post-screening discussion of Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13th.”  Film and discussion will take place on Thursday,January 5, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm….

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‘I’m Prejudiced,’ He Said. Then We Kept Talking.

Heather C. McGhee, founder of Demos, relates her evolving relationship with a caller who recognized his prejudices and wanted to change.

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