- Thursday, Jun 4, 2020I suggest that one approach would be to make a distinction between listening to black living and to black life. Listening to black living means not solely listening for what the victim or perpetrator has to say, but also attending to the entire soundscape. This is a sonic terrain of sociality that is irreducible to a quote; it can’t be circulated on social media or mobilized as a proxy for politics. To listen to black living is to hear what endures long after the video has stopped or the scene of murder has been cleared.
- Thursday, Jun 4, 2020
- Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020Protests have erupted across the nation in the wake of recent police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and the many other victims of police brutality.
- Wed, Jun 3, 2020, 1:00 pm
- Tuesday, Jun 2, 2020As police departments face increasing criticism for using excessive force on protesters, we get response from Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, renowned scholar Professor Cornel West and attorney Bakari Sellers.
- Friday, May 29, 2020
- Friday, May 29, 2020
Ready or not, life is returning to some sort of normal in the United States, and normal inevitably includes police officers killing an unarmed black man in their custody, followed by street protests. The country is working its way back into its familiar groove.
- Thursday, May 28, 2020
Eddie Glaude, Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University and MSNBC contributor, on the death of George Floyd: “Police don’t value the lives of black folk. When you look at the face of that officer, he doesn’t seem to assume that he has his knee on the neck of a human being … He doesn’t hear him call out for his mother. He doesn’t hear him crying. This is the America we live in.”
- Thursday, May 28, 2020Today on episode 44 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber speaks with professor and author Imani Perry. They discuss what it means for artists and thinkers to speak out against injustice in this moment, and how humility can function as both a virtue and a form of submission.
- Wednesday, May 27, 2020Four Princeton University faculty members have been named recipients of the Graduate Mentoring Awards by the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and will be honored during the Graduate School’s virtual Hooding ceremony at 4 p.m., Friday, May 29.