Be the Change

By Nicholas S. Brown

Confessions of a Harvard-Yale Arrestee

In the fall 2019 semester, I was arrested at the Harvard-Yale football game for protesting both universities’ investments in fossil fuel companies. I tell you this not to be another voice calling on Harvard to divest (which they still should and must do), but to confess something more personal: I’m a hypocrite. After I was arrested next to a banner that read "Nobody wins. Yale and Harvard are complicit in climate injustice," I invested in fossil fuels. While Harvard has been complicit in climate injustice, I must confess, so have I.

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