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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.

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66-Year-Old Married White Male With a Doctorate

At a time when the average university president in the United States is a 62-year-old married white male with a doctorate, Harvard could have stood out as an exception.

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All Work, No Pay

Unpaid student labor ensures that hundreds of students like they belong, like they will survive, and like they have a stake in this university.

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My Favorite 'Shithole'

It’s difficult to convince high-caliber Latinx studies scholars to come to Harvard when we have no clearly designated resources to support their work.

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The IOP Presents: Fear-Mongering for Dummies

On the surface, a failed gubernatorial candidate who peddles in xenophobia does not seem like a productive person to teach Harvard students about “[t]he processes through which ideas become public policy.”

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Breaking Our Silence

For the sake of the organization, we treat these problems like secrets and speak of them only in whispers.

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Is Brown Beautiful?

Though it may be unfair to have to justify our feelings, thinking of love as a site for racial and ethnic justice can be productive.

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​Our Cultures Are Not at Your Service

Support us first. Then ask us to introduce you to our worlds.

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“I Should Have Gone to Stanford”

The systemic marginalization of Latinx students is a central, albeit forgotten, part of Harvard’s history. The University must take concrete steps to make their experience more equitable.

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Not Latinx Enough

Those that seek to police or undermine this must be ignored because a Latinx identity is not something that fits into a box or a neat list of descriptors.

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Check Your Allyship

Allies are cowards if they aren’t willing to risk just a sliver of what undocumented activists risk everyday to defend their humanity.

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Forgotten El Salvador, Again

When I spilled milk as a child, my mother made me clean it up. But apparently if it’s blood—and you’re the United States—it becomes someone else’s responsibility.

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Welcome to the Harvard Familia

This Fuerza Latinx is noticeable among our community that has people helping out their families back home, fighting for social change, pursuing medical careers, doing original research, learning how to write music, and so much more.

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Laughing to End White Supremacy

Candid discussions about race are criticized as “militant” and off-putting. Explaining our lived realities, frankly and sugarcoat-free, can be polarizing.

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White Friends

Having white friends, as a person of color, can be exhausting. It’s much easier to make friends with other people of color who already understand the way the world pushes against you because of the melanin you carry in your skin.

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