The American Dream is Still Alive

Despite concerns about race relations and the direction of our country, young Americans still believe that America can provide them with the opportunity to move up the socioeconomic ladder. As the results of the fall 2016 Harvard Public Opinion Project poll show, the vast majority of respondents believed they would not be financially worse off … Read more

Omarosa Manigault: “For the first time, the status quo is at stake”

Omarosa Manigault appeared on The Apprentice in its first season in 2004. She is now working as director of African-American outreach in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.  Harvard Political Review: You’ve known Donald Trump for over a decade now. What’s surprised you the most about him? Omarosa Manigault: What surprises me? Nothing after thirteen years. HPR: At first … Read more

From Mobilizing to Organizing: Community Organizing in Columbus, Ohio

August 22, 2016 It’s Friday at the People’s Justice Project (PJP) office, and the walls are covered in giant note pads for battle plans. On butcher paper the team has written the names of the candidates in the Franklin County prosecutor’s race and the positions each one takes on mass incarceration and policing—PJP’s main issue … Read more

Donald Trump’s Threat to American Democracy

“Threatening to upend a basic pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused Wednesday night to say he would accept the results of the November election if he loses to Hillary Clinton” That was the opening sentence of the article the Associated Press sent out to their thousands of partner media outlets around the country as … Read more

The Forgotten Man

More than 200 days since President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, the Republican controlled Senate has yet to hold hearings on his confirmation. Garland, a moderate leaning liberal, has not been questioned on the basis of his merits to the highest court in the land; rather, his appointment on the Supreme … Read more

Accepting Alternatives: Career and Technical Education Should Be Embraced

In 2012, San Diego Unified School District officials made a minor addition to the high school graduation requirements: two to four courses in CTE—Career and Technical Education, the 21st century rebranding of “Vocational Education.” In response, 100 parents marched in protest and an online petition against the move totaled over 1,300 hundred angry signatures. Within … Read more

“No Justice, No Peace”: The HUDS Rally (9/30)

On September 30, 2016, Harvard students and Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) workers rallied in preparation for the latter group’s impending strike. HUDS workers, represented by their union, Local 26, have failed to come to an agreement on a new contract after months of negotiations with the university. This video provides a brief introduction to … Read more