The Dis-ORIENT theater group promises to increase the visibility of Asian Americans in Harvard theater.
On the Newsstand:Racism
From the the use of the term, "misogyny," to issues of free speech, HPR writers dissect what it means to have Tyga performing at Yardfest this April.
A cartoon with no apparent racial undertones has the analyst peeved.
Andrew Breitbart's May 2010 defense of the Tea Party in an exclusive interview with the HPR.
The need for an official response from Paul to the recent racism allegations.
Banning a class called "Latino Literature" is emblematic of the most dystopian state in the union.
In an interview with Stephen Colbert about her upcoming book, The History of White People, Princeton University History Professor Nell Irvin Painter was asked, “So, I don’t see race; are you white?” To which Painter replied, sarcastically, “Well, I have a PhD. Does that make me white?” This quote suggests a different way of thinking about the way that educational achievement affects ... Read More
Class of 2013 Social Studies Concentrators staged a walkout earlier today, and the Marty Peretz fund for undergraduate research continues to cause controversy. The grassroots organizers assured me that they have nothing but respect for the teaching staff of Social Studies 10. However, they condemn the prejudiced comments of Marty Peretz and are calling for the university to change the ... Read More
Ross Douthat has a wonderful way of casually saying things that you don’t hear many conservatives say. For instance, his statement on Monday that “the note of white grievance” that Pat Buchanan struck in a 2000 speech at Harvard is now “part of the conservative melody.” Wow, a prominent conservative who acknowledges that politics in the Obama era involves an ... Read More
Liberals often try to defend affirmative action as fair compensation for historical injustice. To put their argument crudely and briefly, they say that whites got ahead unfairly for centuries, and now it’s time to help blacks get ahead. Regardless of its philosophical merits or demerits, this argument is incredibly controversial. On its face, it allows an analogy to be drawn ... Read More
Apparently, Obama’s BP Oil Spill performance has been a total disaster. Just check the news. He’s weak, aloof, unemotive, Maureen Down explains. “Mr. President, take command,” David Gergen urges on CNN. James Carville exhorts: “This president needs to tell BP, “I’m your daddy.” And Peggy Noonan, writes, simply, for WSJ: “I don’t see how you politically survive this.” Count me among ... Read More
Thinking about my post from last night, I realized how strange you might think me for assuming that there’s greater risk to liberty from police and prosecutors misbehaving than there is from letting a certain number of criminals get off on “technicalities.” Thankfully, with impeccable timing, we got this report today from the New York Times, summarizing a study by ... Read More
Sam, I agree with you that Rand Paul is off base in his remarks about the Civil Rights Act, but I have a few quibbles about the way you make your argument. (I see that when you aren’t going after Ayn, you are going after Rand with equal intensity. Young libertarians seem to love the Rands as much as young collectivists seem to despise them!) Now I ... Read More
First, I think Adam Serwer has really crystallized the basic problem with how conservatives (and a fair number of over-polite liberals) talk about race. It seems really weird to give Goldwater all this credit for not being personally racist while championing a cause supported by racists, and say this is the same thing as Kennedy and Johnson being racist but ... Read More