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Video: Why Young Protesters Are Fighting For Racial Justice In New England

September 16, 2020

From suburban Connecticut to rural Maine, demonstrators occupied highways and town greens over the summer with banners and calls for racial justice.

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Sisters Challenge Culture Of Silence About Racism In Their Massachusetts Hometown

August 5, 2020

Caroline and Emily Joyner say they’re not activists or experts on combating systemic racism. But they do know what it’s like to grow up Black in a place like Southborough — a town 20 miles west of Boston that’s more than 80% white and less than 2% Black, according to recent U.S. census estimates. “I…

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LISTEN: How Zoning Laws Perpetuate Racial Segregation

June 19, 2020

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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