Caleb Dunson
Staff Columnist
Caleb Dunson is a former Opinion Editor and current Opinion Columnist for the News. Originally from Chicago, Caleb is a junior in Saybrook College majoring in Political Science.
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DUNSON: We won’t change anything

Much fanfare was made about the fact that I’d be going to Yale. My family bragged whenever given the chance. My school chose me to […]

DUNSON: More than theory

Every morning, standing behind our desks, our heads held high and our small hands placed over our hearts, my elementary school peers and I chanted […]

DUNSON: Say one thing, do another

When I wrote Abolish Yale, I pissed a lot of people off. One critique stood out to me in particular, though. It was that I, […]

DUNSON: Athletes and activism

I was thoroughly annoyed. Why my coach had asked me to watch “13th” –– a documentary about racism in the American carceral system –– when I […]

DUNSON: Affirmative action won’t save us

As a single parent and a city government employee, my mom didn’t have the money to send me to a fancy private school. So my […]

PODCAST | 4 Black Editors

Are there black people in Harry Potter? Where were the black people in Gilmore Girls? Four are currently (or formerly) editors at the Yale Daily […]

Sophie Henry
DUNSON: Reckoning with the reckoning

National news outlets presented 2020 as a year of expansive progress on the journey toward racial justice in America, a racial reckoning so to speak. […]

DUNSON: About Dorothy

Dorothy Merritt-Anderson was born in Nettleton, Mississippi in 1923, where she had to pick cotton instead of finishing elementary school. Her father wasn’t around, and […]

Abolish Yale

Because of COVID-19 gathering restrictions, the class of 2024 missed out on our first-year dinner. But to make it up to us, Yale hosted a […]

DUNSON: Power and pride

It’s a tale as old as time, a powerful man undone by his own hubris. Still, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s swift collapse under […]

DUNSON: Defining justice

My rite of passage was not a grandiose event. It did not come with a celebration. There were no parties or gifts or anything of […]