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    Sara Rimer

    Sara Rimer A journalist for more than three decades, Sara Rimer worked at the Miami Herald, Washington Post and, for 26 years, the New York Times, where she was the New England bureau chief, and a national reporter covering education, aging, immigration, and other social justice issues. Her stories on the death penalty’s inequities were nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision outlawing the execution of people with intellectual disabilities. Her journalism honors include Columbia University’s Meyer Berger award for in-depth human interest reporting. She holds a BA degree in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Profile

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There are 4 comments on “If You Do Nothing, Racial Inequality Persists”—Ibram X. Kendi Honors Howard Zinn in Annual Zinn Lecture

  1. Thank you Dr. Kendi for continuing and expanding upon the social and racial justice legacy of BU and its founding school, the School of Theology. You are among our university’s committed faculty, alumni, staff, and students – past and present including Anna Howard Shaw, Howard Thurman, Walter Muelder, Martin Luther King, Howard Zinn, Nina Silber, Cornell Brooks, Doris Garcia Rivera, Mariama White-Hammond and so many more. Wishing you much success in your groundbreaking work at the Center for Antiracist Research.

  2. It is fascinating to watch when well-to-do, sheltered, alienated-from-reality academics, armed with knowledge learned from books, media and symposiums, are attempting to discuss and offer their solutions to racial inequality issues. Worshipped by “woke” sympathizers, they continue to market their ideology, while grabbing federal and private money for their “research”.

    All this is done to the applause of the left-leaning media and academia who spreads this misinformation and manipulates public opinion on a scale that would made Trotsky and Goebbels proud.

    Maybe it is time for the “experts” to reach out to the residents of Mattapan or Mission Hill and ask them what the real problems and solutions are.

  3. Howard Zinn is also one of the reasons why I wanted to come to BU! It is heartening to see a lecture series continue in his name. And another reminder why we’re so lucky to have Ibram X. Kendi – his inspiring words are a constant call to action. I hope that more and more of our campus, city and country engage with his challenges to society.

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