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Ruben E. Reyes Jr.

Ruben E. Reyes Jr. '19 is a former Editorial Chair and Editorial Writer living in Leverett House. He studies History and Literature, and is originally from Diamond Bar, California. His interests include United States politics, race, structural inequity, and pop culture.

Writer Ruben E. Reyes Jr. can be reached at ruben.reyes@thecrimson.com.

Latest Content

Editorials

Dissent: ​Undocumented Students Deserve Better

Those students who are already vocal about their status can be traced through coverage they have received in the media, and the declaration of Harvard as a sanctuary campus will only reassure them of the University's commitment to them.

Columns

Whose Harvard?

A broken promise is seeing through the smoke screen of admissions pamphlets, looking at your browness in a mirror, and wondering whose Harvard you’ve been admitted into.

Columns

This Is My Country, Too

We will write. We will fight. We will protest. We will remind them that this is our country, too.

Columns

Dance for Me

We can be seen for our beauty, our sexuality, but to open our mouths and demand for change is impossible.

Columns

​I Ain’t Your Teacher

R: Feed me a diverse curriculum, please. Z: I can’t describe the unimaginable feeling of validation that would come from seeing the narrative of our community gracing the pages of syllabi and being discussed in section.

Op-Eds

Don’t Diss Ability

It turns out that the reason that people with IDD are not hired is not because they lack ability, but because people assume they lack ability.

Columns

​Querida Familia

Latinidad is partially about the way we view ourselves and the way we view others in our community, but it is also about the way the world views us.

Columns

Let Me Fail

Latinx students have to be excellent, because we are few and far between and represent communities whose majorities are barred from these institutions.

Columns

Latinos for Trump

When Latinos are granted equal access into the process, these perspectives can thrive and both parties can begin to see us as not just Latinos for Trump, or Latinos for Clinton, but rather Latinos for Democracy and Latinos for America.​

Columns

The Language of Academia

While we fight to make the language of academia equitable for everyone, we must keep reading, writing, and thriving in the languages we already own.​

Columns

Black and Brown Bodies

Black lives matter and until people begin to realize that, I will stand by you to form a resilient, indestructible wall of black and brown bodies.

Columns

​Between Two Worlds

The problem is as much about not knowing the difference between semiformal and black tie as it is about not having enough money to attend the events that require these attires.

Summer Postcards 2016

From Manila, With Love

Remember the tender moments, and create more with everyone you encounter. For every hateful act, there will be a thousand good ones as long as we continue sending love.​

Summer Postcards 2016

Books, Beer, and Conquest

The story I wrote a couple of months ago set in the Salvadoran San Miguel takes on a new meaning. I’d tried tackling colonialism in 4,521 words then, but the blue label on the glass bottle I hold in my hand reveals just how momentous conquest is.

Op-Eds

Bitter Brown Boy

When I find my experience at Harvard altered by the simple fact that my skin is darker than the majority of my peers, I find it impossible to be anything but outspoken.

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