Jenna Gray

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Manifesta
01/07/2017
Finding Africa America

by Jenna Gray '19 [Content note: use of racial slur] "You identify as African American, right?" He was trying to prove a point: although from different continents, he and I, an African and an American descendant of involuntary African exports, were, at least partially, the same. I paused.

Thecrimson
09/17/2018
I'm Scared of Rich People | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

Some people are scared of snakes. Others quake when faced with heights and twenty-story buildings. But my fear falls along the socioeconomic ladder: I'm scared of rich people. I won't cross a the street when I see a trust fund kid. I might avoid eye contact, but I'm not classist.

Thecrimson
Visions of Feminism | Magazine | The Harvard Crimson

Hear Her Harvard garnered extensive attention on social media, inspiring a number of posts on Facebook. Numerous members of female final clubs and sororities posted pictures with their friends accompanied by long captions expressing gratitude for their bond and the inspiration and support they felt the groups provide.

SatireV
1001 Ways to Avoid Calling Something Racist

NEW YORK, NY - Since the election of Donald Trump, the nation has seen a rise in public declarations and demonstrations in favor of white supremacy. For many journalists and media outlets, the problem lies not in the racism itself, but what to call it.

Thecrimson
10/01/2018
Performing Wokeness | Opinion | The Harvard Crimson

In 2018, you'll find a host of articles about all the things millennials have seem to killed: the diamond industry, home ownership, JonBenét Ramsey (well, maybe not the last one). Far more interesting than multi-billion dollar industries made obsolete are what we've given life to: avocado toast, fidget spinners, and "woke" culture!

SatireV
On Career Day, White Kindergartners Learn They Can Be Anything Except Terrorists

Kindergartner Billy Mack regularly pushes his sister, tells his mother he hates her, and threatens to burn his family's house down. "My mommy always says 'boys will be boys,' so I never really get in trouble,'" he said. "I thought being a boy means that I can do whatever I want, but turns out I can't be a terrorist."

PBS NewsHour
06/17/2017
Voyaging canoe returns to Hawaii after three-year trip across the globe

The double-hulled voyaging canoe Hōkūle'a returned to Hawaii Saturday after completing a three-year sailing journey across the world. Guided by the elements, Hōkūle'a crew members utilized traditional Polynesian navigation methods to traverse about 40,300 nautical miles across 23 countries and territories and more than 150 ports.

PBS NewsHour
07/09/2017
AIDS activists fought for public recognition. This exhibit shows their lives at home

After a long day of marching, what do protesters do when they go home? In the imagination of painter Hugh Steers, they return to the tender care of lovers. Or they may return to a routine of medications. Historian Stephen Vider reveals these and other intimate narratives in the lives of individuals affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

PBS NewsHour
07/16/2017
'It makes me feel confident, it gives me my look' -- Festival celebrates natural hair

Heads adorned by curls, kinky hair, locs and braids bob in laughter. People dressed in bright, multicolored African prints pose for photos while friends and strangers alike act like these momentary models' biggest fans, cheering "Yes!" and "Work!" For many members of the natural hair community, this scene is dreamlike.