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Even Famous And Successful Black Women Can Encounter Serious Pregnancy Complications

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, about the fact that black mothers have a higher mortality rate than white mothers and the effect of racism.  To hear the…

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Hotels Grapple With Racial Bias

A hotel clerk calls a black guest a “monkey.”  A white guest asks a black woman and her daughter if they bathed before swimming in the hotel pool. Elaine Glusac reports on incidents of racial bias like these that African…

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How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women

Referencing the work of historians Elsa Barkley Brown, Lori Ginzberg and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Brent Staples cites numerous examples of the leaders of the suffragette movement, women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, not only ignoring the interests of…

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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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YWCA of Princeton Stand Against Racism Events, July, 2018

The Princeton YWCA is presenting  a summer series of Stand Against Racism group discussions. All events are free and open to the public. The discussions will be held at YWCA Princeton’s  Bramwell House Living Room, 77 Bayard Lane Princeton, NJ…

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