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Contributing opinion writer

Nicholas P. Whittaker

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Where Do We Go From Here?

This semester the two of us decided to quit the Undergraduate Council, the primary platform of our public service.

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What About White People?

While we seek to push for an act or movement that is explicitly designed to benefit students of color by alleviating white supremacy, we are forced to reassure white Harvard that our liberation attempts are to their benefit.

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The Radical Road to Reform

Radicalism and reformism have always been linked, have always relied on one another—both are necessary to advance the project of justice.

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Before the Rage

But what it, and this world, fails to understand is that for people of color, mental (un)health is synonymous with racial trauma.

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Whose Speech is Protected?

Our free speech is as valuable as Murray’s. Attempts to obfuscate this fact only serve to perpetuate our oppression.

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Don’t Tell Us Not To Get Angry

I am a human being, and human beings get mad. To disregard that is to dehumanize me.

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Not My Drag: Why the Hasty Pudding Must Go

Drag is not neutral. Drag without the celebration and protection of Brown and Black Queer folks is anti-Queer, anti-Brown, and anti-Black.

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Charles Murray Doesn't Belong Here

At this political moment when the very humanity of people of color in this country is being questioned and white supremacy is at the forefront of American political discourse, students ought to stand with their vulnerable peers of color, and other marginalized persons, on this campus.

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You Should’ve Seen It Coming

The point is that how we handle Charlottesville is incredibly important. What we say next matters, because it can lead to either change or complacency, acceptance, or denial.

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Loving Me Back

When intersectionality is rejected for one-dimensionality, the erased identities become vulnerable.

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Becoming Black

My blackness is more than my body. It is my glory, it is my embrace of all that makes my community what it is—the generational trauma and the cultural beauty.

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Behind Enemy Lines

This institution has stunning selective blindness, and it chooses to ignore the things that challenge its core - its tradition.

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Dating While Black

Black love is beautiful because it is a rejection of the lies. It embraces our glory as living, breathing beings that are worth loving.

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For Us, By Us

Too many white people think they're entitled to hip hop, but not responsible for the people hip hop was meant to save.

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I Ain’t Your Uncle Tom

Social progress has become the project of the oppressors, not the oppressed.

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