In recognition of Black History month, The Stripes has decided to now publish another Round Table discussion we recently hosted, one which sought to address the differences and divides between the community of recently immigrated African-Americans and the community of blacks who are historically (for multiple generations) American. For the discussion, we invited a range of participants, including those from each of the aforementioned communities, and also those who were removed from both of those communities (for example, the president of Princeton’s African Student group, who happens to be a white female).
In honor of Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, The Stripes was excited to capture some of the action at the Black Love discussion this past Wednesday in our very first multimedia special! To respect the event as a safe/open space, we did not include audio from the actual discussion and instead interviewed students afterwards.
This is the inaugural posting of our new Round Table Discussion initiative. In order to occasionally take the conversation off the page, and incorporate discussion and collaboration of ideas, we bring together a handful of diverse and interested parties to sit down and casually discuss issues/questions proposed by either The Stripes board or suggested by our readers.
Below is the audio stream for the discourse around our first question, recorded on November 24th, 2013: