Taonga R. Leslie

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In Defense of Sentiment

At the same time, relentlessly focusing on the harsh realities of police brutality and mass incarceration without recognizing exceptions to the rule eventually leads to burnout and apathy.


What to Do With Good White People

Given the right incentives, even the most timid ally can be emboldened to challenge systems of oppression. Given the wrong ones, even committed radicals soon burn out.


Confessions, Part II

While I was spilling my secrets in a dark confessional booth, millions of similarly angst-ridden teens were sharing their stories online. Assisted by the Internet, our generation has made a lifestyle out of personal revelations.


Become Colorless

America has embraced a new equally dangerous dichotomy between the “ethnic” and the “universal.”


The Trouble with Triage

HUHS should focus on fostering an atmosphere based on trust, not triage.


Free Harvard

A tuition-free Harvard would be a far more welcoming place to all students.


Should Women Serve in Military Combat Roles?

As long as we maintain a definition of progress that limits itself to diversification—which often consists of the diversification of oppressive institutions—we lose sight of the real benchmark of progress: the elimination of the institutions that cause oppression in the first place.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction