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Documentary “Owned: A Tale of Two Americas,” September 25, 2019

Princeton Housing Initiatives and the Princeton Garden Theater are co-hosting a special screening of the documentary, Owned: A Tale of Two Americas on Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30. “Director Giorgio Angelini’s visually rich, energetic film untangles the complex history of…

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‘Separate Programs for Separate Communities’: California School District Agrees to Desegregate

“A California school district outside of San Francisco agreed to desegregate its schools on Friday, after a two-year state investigation found that the district had “knowingly and intentionally maintained and exacerbated” racial segregation and even established an intentionally segregated school.” …

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How Much Wealthier Are White School Districts Than Nonwhite Ones? $23 Billion, Report Says

“The report, released this week by the nonprofit EdBuild, put a dollar amount on the problem of school segregation, which has persisted long after Brown v. Board of Education and was targeted in recent lawsuits in states from New Jersey…

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Students weigh in on how to fix New Jersey’s school segregation problem

New Jersey is ranked the sixth-most-segregated state in the nation for black students, and seventh for Latino students.  High school students from Ridgewood, Leonia, Cliffside Park and New Milford recently convened to propose solutions to the racial divisions in New…

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Black travelers had every reason to fear N.J., but you wouldn’t know it from ‘Green Book.’

Kathleen O’Brien rightly notes the limitations of the Oscar-nominated movie Green Book, which tells the story of the friendship between pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his chauffeur Tony Lip and depicts segregation in accommodations in the South in the 1950s. …

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