Children’s Slave Posters & A Mock Slave Auction in Progressive New Jersey
Ahadi Bugg-Levine

I found your article very interesting and disturbing at the same time. I was wondering why I hadn’t read about this in The Star Ledger, and you made the reason very clear. I hope that you don’t mind, but I shared this on my Face Book page. You said, “how we discuss race in our local communities matters.” It does; but most important, it needs to start at home. I grew up in Paterson, NJ in the 60’s and 70’s, and was exposed to diversity at a very early age. Not much needed to be said about race, or color because we mimicked the actions of those, who taught us first, at home. Our parents. I was fortunate to grow up in a diversified community. One of your readers said that this should be mandatory reading, and I couldn’t agree more. Thank you for your analysis on what I see as total ignorance, on the part of the parents, the school, community and The Star Ledger. “It Does Take A Village.”

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