• Joel Brown

    Staff Writer

    Portrait of Joel Brown. An older white man with greying brown hair, beard, and mustache and wearing glasses, white collared shirt, and navy blue blazer, smiles and poses in front of a dark grey background.

    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

  • Jackie Ricciardi

    Staff photojournalist

    Portrait of Jackie Ricciardi

    Jackie Ricciardi is a staff photojournalist at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. She has worked as a staff photographer at newspapers that include the Augusta Chronicle in Augusta, Ga., and at Seacoast Media Group in Portsmouth, N.H., where she was twice named New Hampshire Press Photographer of the Year. Profile

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There are 3 comments on Charting a Career in Diversity at Boston University

  1. Great to see Raul and his work featured. His work at BU Wheelock, several colleges, Upward Bound, Brookline, and in support of others makes him a remarkable individual and in a unique position. And what he choses to do with it makes him even more special – pushing the people and institutions to make BU and our worlds more inclusive and equitable. Well done!

  2. Congratulations to Raul Fernandez for his accomplishments, especially coming from such humble beginnings. And kudos to all those people in his life who have championed him on.

    I have a question for Mr. Fernandez, if I may. I’m a bit confused by your statements about RUN Progressives of Color (POC). Referring to RUN POC, you say, “I really believe perspective equals policy, so electing people of different perspectives is going to impact the way you implement policy.” While people of color might all have different perspectives, progressives have one perspective–progressivism. Does that mean that RUN POC wouldn’t help promote, say, conservatives of color, even if they come from humble beginnings? Isn’t diversity of thought the type of diversity that provides different perspectives?

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