• Rich Barlow

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    Rich Barlow

    Rich Barlow is a senior writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. Perhaps the only native of Trenton, N.J., who will volunteer his birthplace without police interrogation, he graduated from Dartmouth College, spent 20 years as a small-town newspaper reporter, and is a former Boston Globe religion columnist, book reviewer, and occasional op-ed contributor. Profile

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There are 2 comments on New Diversity & Inclusion Lecture Series to Explore Race in America

  1. I think this is excess plain and simple. Equality Opportunity-Absolutely. Equality-Outcome-Look back to the last century and 100-million killed under equity auspices.

    This academia obsession scares many older alumni and we donate a lot. I am stopping, at least in the near term.

    1. Lest you be called “outdated” and “old-fashioned” for being an older alumnus, I’d like to point out that many younger alumni are also appalled by BU’s DEI initiatives.

      BU’s hyper-obsession with race (and group identity politics generally) is extremely dangerous. Making group identity paramount and emphasizing the “power plays or privileges” between the groups does nothing but create tension and animosity between people. It has already cost the death of millions, in both fascist and communist regimes.

      I urge the administration at BU to cease entertaining these dangerous ideas and focus on delivering quality education (especially in the liberal arts) that teaches its students how to think, which is what it should be doing, rather than training activists.

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