Letter to the editor, as published in the Times of Trenton and other newspapers

Not in Our Town (NIOT) would like to thank the Princeton Public Library, Rep. Rush Holt (D-Hopewell), Corner House’s GAIA Project, HiTOPS and Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum for their support of the second in a series on “Bullying — Changing the Culture” April 10. More than 150 people came to see and respond to “The Bystanders Dilemma,” which included skits prepared by NIOT (directed by Todd Reichart) and GAIA (directed by Mary Saudergas).
Founded in Princeton 12 years ago, NIOT is an interracial, interfaith social action group committed to speak truth about “everyday racism” and other forms of prejudice and discrimination.
Our hope is that Princeton will become a town in which the ideals of friendship, community and pride in diversity will prevail.
We support the YWCA’s Stand Against Racism Day on April 27. We recommend that individuals and groups observe the occasion by watching the following relevant and thought-provoking films, available at the Princeton Public Library and other libraries: “Race: The Power of an Illusion” (three parts), “Mirrors of Privilege,” “Traces of the Trade,” “Light in the Darkness,” “Prince Among Slaves” and “The Princeton Plan: 50 Years Later” (video cassette only).
On April 27, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., the Princeton YWCA will show the film “The Princeton Plan: 50 Years Later,” about the integration of the Princeton schools.
Please join us in standing against racism today and every day.
— Barbara Fox, Wilma Solomon, Fern and Larry Spruill, Marietta Taylor, Joyce Turner and Ann Yasuhara,

The writers are members of Not In Our Town.