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Ted G. Waechter

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Letters

Letter to the Editor: Set the Record Straight on Chelsea Manning

We call upon the Harvard Kennedy School to reinstate Chelsea Manning’s designation as a fellow at the Institute of Politics.

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The HUDS Strike Is So Gay

Gayer than brunch, probably.

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In Africa, a Queer and Present Danger

If we genuinely want to support the liberation of queer Africans, we have to decenter ourselves from their struggle. We’ve got to respect their leadership – and reject the racist hubris that insists we know more about their own lives than they do.

Editorials

Dissent: An Unnecessary Investment

As managers of such enormous endowments, institutions like Yale and Harvard have a responsibility to use their resources to further the mission of the institutions. Investing in companies who profit by destroying our future is incompatible with Harvard’s mission.

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​Everything Is About Race

We reify white supremacy through exclusion, eviction, and eminent domain, and we reinforce white supremacy by denying it.

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​Don’t Trust Bernie Sanders

The most radical thing Sanders could do is acknowledge the hard truth that our political system can never be divorced from oppression.

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Creeping Totalitarianism

Conservatives disguise their views in apocalyptic warnings about students of color, but they are the ones weaponizing education and eviscerating intellectual freedom.

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The Difficulties of Holiday Dinner

For many who have been directly affected by recent events, going home can be a disembodying change of culture and environment. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s placemats help students navigate these difficult conversations.

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Africa, Beyond Our Wildest Dreams

We are fixated on colonial power and control, but Africa is not ours to fight over.

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Compromising with the Glass Ceiling

Let’s stop using the trope of the conciliatory woman. Bipartisan compromise is great, but compromising with glass ceilings is not.

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Midnight Ride

If you see a light in my dorm room, I’m at my desk doing homework on a Friday night. And if you don’t, I’m at my desk doing homework on a Friday night, and I’ve closed the blind because I’m embarrassed.

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Politicize Muslim Murders

It is easy to understand whose lives matter in America when politicians are held responsible for some deaths but not others.

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Transgender Erasure at Harvard

Of all the words in next year’s readings for Community Conversation, many more than one should be the word “transgender.”

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