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JAMES PETERSON IS HELPING AMERICA SEE MORE CLEARLY.

From athletes and pop stars to the President himself, we’re surrounded today by exceptional black success stories. Unfortunately, these high-profile successes can mask the fact that many African-Americans today still face high unemployment, incarceration, and school drop-out rates. James Peterson, director of Africana Studies at Lehigh, is shining a light on this disconnect. While still celebrating successes, he also urges a recommitment to end the suffering, discrimination, and lack of opportunity that results from racism in America today.

For nearly 150 years, Lehigh has contributed thoughtful solutions to challenges across the globe.

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