From slurs to slavery: How an N.J. district is dealing with racial friction

MAPLEWOOD — For South Orange Maplewood Schools Superintendent John Ramos, it hits close to home. His grandfather, he said in a phone interview Wednesday, was a descendant of slaves. When his children, now adults, were growing up, he said he would have debates with them over their casual use of the n-word. They would argue, he…

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