In the age of British imperialism, Rudyard Kipling wrote his famous poem “The White Man’s Burden,” which starts with the lines, “Take up the White Man’s burden?/Send forth the best ye breed?/Go bind your sons to exile/To serve your captives’ need.” Whether you perceive this poem to be satirical or serious, the words echo true today, in a new guise.
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Over the summer, I read Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, Hard Choices, which chronicled her tenure as secretary of state.
The immigration debate, one of America’s oldest and most divisive issues, has recently taken on a sensitive new cast.
When I applied to Brandeis, I applied because it met a set of criteria that I was pursuing: a respected liberal arts school, with a small student-to-professor ratio, academically strong in my areas of interest that regularly accepts students with my high school grade point average and course rigor.
On Wednesday, about 50 student protesters stood silently with signs carrying messages about sexual violence at the opening of “Light of Reason,” the new permanent installation outside the Rose Art Museum.
President Barack Obama has asked congressional leaders to give him the power to launch airstrikes in Syria against the radical extremist group known as the Islamic State.
In her memoir Off The Sidelines, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recalls the numerous times her male colleagues on the Hill made comments about her weight, including “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.”
Last week, student protestors in Hong Kong quickly escalated their demonstrations against last month’s announcement by China’s rubber-stamp National People’s Congress (NPC) that Hong Kong’s political future would be decided by Beijing alone.
In response to your editorial “Evaluate goals of sexual assault protest” (Sept. 16):As someone who was involved in the student protest at the “Light of Reason” installation, reading the Justice’s “Evaluate goals of sexual assault protest” editorial was an extremely frustrating experience.
On Sept. 21, several disparate groups of environmentalists descended on New York City for the People’s Climate March.
Last week, on Wednesday, Oct. 1, J Street U Brandeis hosted its third event of the semester, “Non-Violence Amid Violent Conflict: A Conversation with Ali Abu Awwad.” Awwad is a leading nonviolent Palestinian activist and member of the Parents Circle Families Forum, an organization that brings together Israelis and Palestinians who have lost family members to the violence of the conflict.
On Monday morning, in an email to the Brandeis community, University President Frederick Lawrence announced the promotion of Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Maurice B.
Beginning on Oct. 3, a series of protests in central Hong Kong have led to police crackdowns in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
I recently went grocery shopping at Hannaford for the first time.Hannaford is your classic grocery store, stocked with all the food essentials a college student on a limited budget can ask for.
In Naomi Wolf’s famous 2002 work, The Beauty Myth, she asks a startling question?where are women at elite universities going?
If you’re a Brandeis student, chances are you
This past summer my three-year-old nephew told me, “I don’t want to become any darker, I just want to stay white.” His father is white and his mother is black, so his skin was very light when he was born and has only recently started to get darker.I love my nephew, but when he said this, I couldn’t help but feel shocked, angry, and sad.
Last Tuesday, Twitter, Inc. announced a lawsuit against the United States government, demanding the right to publicly disclose the extent of government surveillance on its user’s accounts.