Not In Our Town Princeton


Thirteen professors withdraw from Yale’s Ethnicity, Race & Migration program

On Friday, March 29, 2019, thirteen tenured professors submitted individual letters of withdrawal from the program citing “administrative disinterest in the program — including the University’s failure to recognize academic work in the field and its lack of hiring ability…

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Yale Will Drop John Calhoun’s Name From Building

After a swelling tide of protests, the president of Yale announced on Saturday that the university would change the name of a residential college commemorating John C. Calhoun, the 19th-century white supremacist statesman from South Carolina. The college will be…

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Implicit bias may help explain high preschool expulsion rates for black children

Researchers at Yale used sophisticated eye-tracking technology for their study.  They found, among other things, that preschool teachers “show a tendency to more closely observe black students, and especially boys, when challenging behaviors are expected.” The race of the teacher…

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Stand Against Racist Cultures on Campus

Peniel E. Joseph, professor and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, comments on recent racist incidents and student activist…

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Yale University Security Officer Cleared in Tahj Blow Detention Case

“An investigation by the Yale Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit into a complaint that a YPD officer inappropriately used a firearm in detaining Tahj Blow ’16 has found that the officer’s actions complied with department policy.”

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