The argument for resuming a viable social-welfare state is about not only attending to the immediate needs of tens of millions of people but also reëstablishing social connectivity, collective responsibility, and a sense of common purpose, if not common wealth.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies was joined on stage by LaTosha Brown, an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist, and jazz singer. Brown is the co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, a civic engagement organization, and principal owner of TruthSpeaks Consulting, a philanthropy advisory consulting firm. Additionally, Brown is a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics where she also teaches graduate courses.
Three Princeton professors shared their views on how race is shaping the upcoming presidential election as part of a panel discussion titled “Race and Politics in 2020,” held Feb. 11 at the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding. The event was organized in honor of Black History Month and was sponsored by three of Princeton’s employee resource groups — Princetonians of Color Network, Network of African American Males at Princeton, and Latino Princetonians.
We sit down with Eddie Glaude Jr. and Julian E. Zelizer, Author, and Professor at Princeton University, to discuss the challenges of balancing and teaching within the academic and public media arena. They then explore the historical cycle of racialized politics displayed by President Donald Trump and its impact within America as we approach the 2020 Elections