Race

On Campus

Harvard Kicks Off First-Ever Black Playwrights Festival

Harvard’s first-ever Black Playwrights Festival kicked off Thursday with a reading of an original student play and a conversation on intimacy and authenticity in black theater.

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Race

Medical School Unveils Diversity Statement

“Our unique perspectives, talents, experiences and contributions as HMS students, trainees, faculty, staff and administrators are the foundation and drivers of our excellence,” the statement reads.

Discussing White Nationalism
Student Life

Discussing White Nationalism

Elle Reeve moderates a conversation between R. Derek Black and Khalil G. Muhammad regarding the current state of white nationalist movements on Wednesday evening at the IOP.

Discussing White Nationalism
Race

Ex-White Nationalist Explains Supremacist Organizing

Black attempted to highlight common misconceptions about the white nationalist movement, especially the misconception that most white nationalists are poor southerners.

City Politics

Youth Rally Draws Students, Politicians to Boston Common

Although the march’s Facebook page stated that the event was open to those of all “political leanings,” speakers derided many aspects of President Donald Trump’s agenda.

Hutchins Center
Race

Hutchins Center

Hutchins Center Honors hosted the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony Wednesday night. Rapper and actor LL Cool J and filmmaker Ava DuVernay were among the honorees.

Girma’s Serenade
Music

Diversity Task Force Announces 'Fair Harvard' Lyric Semifinalists

Entries on the longlist include “For each creature of land, sea, or sky,” “Lest the hope of the Puritans die,” and “Veritas be Thy Destiny’s guide.”

Dr. S. Allen Counter
Race

Hundreds Honor Counter at Memorial Service

“For those of us who were Allen’s colleagues, losing Allen means losing a wise elder,” Khurana said.

University Hall
Race

Diversity Task Force Releases Draft Report

​A University-wide task force recommended schools and administrators devise plans to ensure historically marginalized groups experience “full membership in the Harvard community.”

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony
Race

LL Cool J, Ava DuVernay to Receive Du Bois Medal

Harvard will honor rapper and actor LL Cool J, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and several others with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal next month.

Crime

Black Students Association Condemns Assault of Cornell Student

“If it could happen at Cornell, it could happen here at Harvard,” said Hasani A. Hayden ’19, the President of BSA.

Harvard's Next President
Central Administration

In Presidential Search, Calls for Diversity

Over the course of four centuries, Harvard has seen presidents of many stripes. But to date, all have been white. And, until current University President Drew G. Faust, male.

Vann R. Newkirk II: Race, Identity and Media
Race

Journalist Criticizes Media’s Role in Trump-Era Politics

"We like to say things that make us feel good about calling out the affect of racism without doing anything about the actual muscle of racism," Vann R. Newkirk II said.

Annenberg's New Portrait
Race

‘Ghost Portraits’ Commemorate Underrepresented Minorities at School of Public Health

As Harvard reckons with with historical ties to slavery, an exhibit at the School of Public Health this semester aims to honor the overlooked contributions of significant black and Native American figures in the field.

Charles Murray protestors
Race

Charles Murray Event Draws Protest

Murray, whose work alleging race can be linked to IQ disparities has been denounced as “racist pseudoscience” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, spoke to a crowd of nearly 300.