In The Age of Black Lives Matter, New England Faces Its Own Role In Slavery

L’Merchie Frazier says she was not surprised to see her event drowned out by a busy news cycle this fall. During the week of October 12, the U.S. was experiencing dramatic increases in coronavirus cases, Amy Coney Barrett went before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss her Supreme COurt nomination, President Trump and Joe Biden…

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How Segregation Persists In ‘Progressive’ New England

Despite New England’s progressive reputation, residential segregation still exists in communities throughout the region. In this second episode of a special radio series on “Racism In New England,” we look at how housing laws and discrimination influence where we live — from the predominantly white states of northern New England to cities and suburbs in…

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LISTEN: How Zoning Laws Perpetuate Racial Segregation

Racial segregation is a modern-day problem that is perpetuated in New England through local zoning laws. That’s the argument from Sara Bronin , a land-use expert and law professor at the University of Connecticut. She talked to NEXT about the ways zoning can exclude people of color from affluent towns — and how the national…

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