April 24, 2015

Inclusive is the Key

Stand Against Racism

At a legislative breakfast today at the Nassau Inn, the Princeton and Trenton YWCA, the organization Not in Our Town, the Princeton Merchants Association and guests including Mayor Liz Lempert, Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson, Princeton Police Chief Nick Sutter, and Princeton Council members Bernie Miller and Lance Liverman gathered to show support for Stand Against Racism. Mayor Lempert, shown here, was among the speakers on this year’s theme, which is “Ending Racial Profiling.” Other speakers included sociologist Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, who chairs Princeton’s Latin American Legal Defense & Education Fund. Ms. Fernandez-Kelly stressed that while taking a stand against racism, wage theft, and other related issues is admirable, it is also important to invite members of minority communities into churches and other organizations. “It’s not enough to stand against racism. That’s just a question of good manners,” she said. “Racial profiling is very bad manners and I think we should focus on inclusion, which is a lot harder.” (Photo by Anne Levin)