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Good Trouble

Good Trouble

  In the tenth grade, my teacher introduced me to the notion of what she called “good trouble”: political action that is disruptive, erratic, or even dangerous, but that fundamentally does “good” for society. When faced with an institution whose existence is predicated upon their continued subjugation, she explained, the […]

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Self-Care?

Self-Care?

Comforting one another is not enough; we must challenge each other to stand in spaces of discomfort and not to indulge in mentalities of ‘self-care’ that, meant to keep us sane, have the potential to make us complacent.

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Two university deans at the head of a DREAM-organized rally in support of undocumented students and community members

Preempting Protest

Demonstrations, like the one this past week in support of making Princeton a sanctuary campus, are all we can do, as of now, to resist what a Trump administration might bring. But it would be a mistake to expect Princeton University and its administrators to do anything concrete to protect the people whose lives are stake.

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Let’s talk privilege

Let’s talk privilege

Still, each “people’s” – each group’s – struggles and experiences are its own, disparate and different. That means limits exist to my understanding and ability to empathize. And by recognizing that, I refuse to make blanket statements, i.e., the struggles that we, as persons of color, face today.

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Letter from the Editors: On the Elections and Beyond

Letter from the Editors: On the Elections and Beyond

So far, the focus of the left has been on the outcome of the election—Clinton or Sanders, then Clinton or Trump? However, we believe that progressives must focus on the day after the election.

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A Year of Activism

A Year of Activism

Members of student activist groups–some that formed this year, others that existed for years be- fore–describe the ways in which they have challenged existing discourses and policies this year. Their methods are as disparate as their concerns, but taken together they represent a rediscovered conception of how to be a socially conscious and politically active Princetonian.

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Letter from the Editors

Letter from the Editors

Seven months later, after the People’s Climate March and #blacklivesmatter march, after the die-in and divestment, we can begin to speak about a campus where apathy is giving way to awareness. Awareness is not yet action, but it is a start. The gravest mistake that we could make now would be to content ourselves with the progress that has been made–to pat each other on the back and walk off the field.

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Activism and Form: A Critique

Activism and Form: A Critique

Currently, we may be in possession of something that resembles political capital; what will we do with it? Perhaps we will be able to cash out on body cameras for police officers; perhaps we aren’t rich enough for that right now. Regardless of what policy changes catch on or don’t, I think that we would be wise to pay particular attention to form.