Post Tagged with: "immigration"

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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‘Fear and Trembling’ or ‘An Idiot Sandwich’?

‘Fear and Trembling’ or ‘An Idiot Sandwich’?

I’m no great patriot, but feel confident declaring that the United Kingdom is neither 52 percent ‘stupid’ nor 52 percent racist. Concerns about immigration were deemed to be the prime mover of Brexit, yet even so, I was reluctant to myopically interpret this as simple racism.

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Clinton, Sanders, and Theories of Change

Clinton, Sanders, and Theories of Change

The relatively few policy disagreements tend to arise from a Sanders and Clinton have both noted that either of their administrations would be leaps and bounds better than a Republican president. By these facts, this nomination process should have been restrained and relatively uneventful. Why, then, is this primary season such a divisive one?

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wall front

Call it what it is: Apartheid Walls in the West Bank and Mexico

Proponents of either/both wall(s) justify the barriers as means of providing security, curbing immigration, and protecting lives. But that is the myth that uses “security” as the pretext for the tearing apart of families and shattering any hopes of a future for Palestinians. These walls must come down.

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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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The Democrats’ Neglected Base

The Democrats’ Neglected Base

The Democrats can blame whomever they want for their recent losses in the midterm elections. And while they may blame President Obama’s abysmal approval ratings, a nation scarred by a seemingly never-ending list of crises, a partisan Congress or a more cunning Republican Party, the culprits are the Democrats themselves.