Why does our highest sports tradition only honor football? One only need look at just how white football as an institution can be against a backdrop of Princeton’s own historic racism.
With this in mind, how can we make Birthright a program that properly connects Jewish youth with Israel, including its politics? We can start by calling for the University’s Birthright trip to have a Palestinian speaker, specifically someone from Area C of the West Bank, which is the region under complete Israeli control, and can speak to the realities of military occupation.
The hardest reality of “The Hate U Give” is that those who need to see it most probably will not.