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Processing race: navigating social media activism as a NBPOC

Conceptualizing race and racism inherently creates a set of paradoxes. It asks us to recognize that racism impacts everyone, but that it impacts everyone differently; it asks us to disassociate from our own racial identity/ies to see the human in each other, but to also celebrate the individuality in our human experiences; it both unites and divides us, because the problem is divisive but the solution is unity.

THE PROSPECT | June 14

As the anonymous @lonelycovidtiger, Jeongmin “JM” Cho ’21 spent the last two months documenting on-campus life amid the pandemic.
Photo by Jeongmin Cho ’21

Q&A with @lonelycovidtiger: Jeongmin ‘JM’ Cho ’21

Jeongmin “JM” Cho ’21, the student behind the Instagram account @lonelycovidtiger, opens up about documenting campus life amid COVID-19. “I hope we will be looking back and be able to appreciate the things that we may have otherwise taken for granted — simple things like being able to be with one another, hug your friends, and express appreciation.”

THE PROSPECT | May 15

Auhjanae McGee / The Daily Princetonian

Memes and mobilization

In light of being prematurely sent home due to the coronavirus, never have I seen such complex, crafty, and community-minded memes be published at this quick of a pace. In memes and advocacy, I see conduits for empathy, for community building, and ways to make people feel better, in variant but parallel methods.

THE PROSPECT | April 27

Jose Pablo Fernandez Garcia / The Daily Princetonian

Tigers and TikTok

The world we live in is undoubtedly changing in various facets day by day, and how we socialize and connect with our communities is no exception. For at least some Princeton students, TikTok is taking on an increasingly prominent part of their social lives as our campus community is spread out across the world. 

THE PROSPECT | April 12