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Category: Opinion


Revenge or Fear: What Contributed to the Mass Murders of Worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand?

In the face of hate, we must show love. But what form does love take to be effective in responding to the recent hate crime that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand? The man, described as a white nationalist, who is suspected of…

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The Case for Reparations: A slow convert to the cause by David Brooks

Five years after Ta-nehisi Coates wrote the same-titled article for the Atlantic, David Brooks concedes his point.  Identifying several ways in which American slavery can be regarded as sinful and unique, he says, “Slavery doesn’t merely cause pain and suffering…

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Princeton needs new campus monuments

Lecturer Sean Fraga notes that “Princeton’s campus monuments aren’t truly representative of the University’s past, nor do they reflect the diversity of its student body today,” and calls for more markers of the contributions of women and enslaved African Americans…

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What King Said About Northern Liberalism

In her op ed (New York Times, January 21, 2019), Jeanne Theoharis is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and author, points out the numerous times Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. chastised northern “liberals,” who supported civil rights…

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Why We Struggle to Say ‘I Love You’

Following Sandra Oh’s telling her parents “I love you.” in Korean as she accepted the Golden Globe, Viet Thanh Nguyen addresses parent-child relationships in the Asian American community and the price paid for the lack of representation and the presentation…

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