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Self Tour of African American Life in Princeton Unveiled

A self-guided Heritage Tour, sponsored by the Witherspoon–Jackson Historical and Cultural Society (WJHCS) to commemorate 29 noted African American sites in Princeton, is about to become a reality.  For many decades Ms. Shirley Satterfield has been conducting educational tours of the…

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Two African American Studies Events, December 6, 2018

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, in 010 East Pyne, Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, in her talk “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism,” challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal…

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Report on Minority Voting Report

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released its 2018 report “An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States.”  Commission Chair Catherine E. Lhamon said that the report “reflects the reality that citizens in the United States…

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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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Virginia Eubanks & Kathryn Edin in Conversation — “Automating Inequality,” March 29, 2018

On Thursday, March 29 at 6 pm at Labyrinth Books, Nassau Street, Princeton, the Housing Initiative of Princeton (HIP) is hosting a conversation between Virginia Eubanks, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY and author of…

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