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December 14, 2016
6:00 PM

Introducing Racial Literacy: Equipping Young People To Take Part in Dismanting Racism

John Anagbo, Khristina Gonzalez, Princeton CHOOSE, Ruha Benjamin, and Stephen Cochrane
December 13, 2016
7:00 PM

Screening of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

Department of African American Studies
December 9, 2016
8:30 AM

WWS Presents a Symposium on Racial Justice and Policing in America

Carl A. Fields Center, Department of Public Safety, LGBT Center, Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, Princeton Women*s Center, and The Woodrow Wilson School

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“All the Difference” Screening and Panel with the Filmmakers
Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Monday, 11/28 7:00-9:30PM

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., scholar at Princeton University, Shani Moore Weatherby ’02, Legal Affairs Counsel, Tod Lending, Producer, Director & Cinematographer, Wes Moore, Executive Producer, and WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications

Statistics

How race measures up in the United States today, in black and white

Unemployment December 2015

African American Unemployment Rate 8.3% -1.2%
Hispanic Unemployment Rate 6.3% 0%
White Unemployment Rate 4.5% +0.1%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Wealth 2014

Mean Net Worth for African American Families $95,000
Mean Net Worth for Hispanic Families $112,000
Mean Net Worth for White Families $688,000
Source: Federal Reserve

Poverty 2013

African American Poverty Rate 34.0%
Hispanic Poverty Rate 31.6%
White Poverty Rate 16.7%
Source: United States Census Bureau

Department News

Democracy in Black Nominated for NAACP Image Award, Outstanding Literary Work (Nonfiction)

Eddie S. Glaude’s book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award! The NAACP Image Award is an accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature. Voting is now open to NAACP members to determine the winners of the 48th NAACP Image Awards.

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Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu Awarded the African Studies Association Herskovits Prize

Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu won the African Studies Association Herskovits Prize for his book Postcolonial Modernism: Art and Decolonization in 20th-Century Nigeria.  The Melville J. Herskovits Award is an annual award given by the African Studies Association to the best scholarly work (including translations) on Africa published in English in the previous year and distributed in the United States. This is the most prestigious prize in any discipline pertaining to African studies, with award winners going back to the 1960s.

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Aaron Robertson, AAS Certificate Student, Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Princeton University senior Aaron Robertson has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford. He is among the 32 American recipients of the prestigious fellowships, which fund two to three years of graduate study at Oxford. Robertson, of Redford, Michigan, is concentrating in Italian (in the Department of French and Italian) and pursuing a certificate in African American Studies. At Oxford, he plans to pursue an M.Phil. in modern languages.

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