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    Sara Rimer

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There are 8 comments on Voices of BU Women Rejoicing with Kamala Harris

  1. I’m so very proud of Kamala and Joe! Thank you so very much and bless you and your families! Thank you !

    Founder of Girl Tech and a teacher in elementary school. Please consider replacing the education admin!

  2. It seems too early in the 2020 Election process to deliver “CONGRATULATIONS” for

    Vice-President Biden and Ms. Harris if not yet recognized by the U.S. officials.

    Always aiming for the best outcome and not for the most convenient.

    Paolo Scipiao-Ribeiro, M.Ed._ENTJ

  3. I have serious reservations for this style of journalism. Where are both sides being represented? It’s almost like a drool-bucket for Harris supporters. I can guarantee you that 100% of BU students do not support Harris as it is presented in this article. Next time a wider array of students should be interviewed, including reaching across the aisle. But then again, it’s 2020, the fake idea of unity must prevail and no other viewpoints besides indelible “wokeness” can be given a listen.

    1. Both sides don’t make themselves known, though. Obviously there are conservative students at BU but they refuse to attend any dialogues or programs outside the ones sponsored by their own groups (YAF and College Republicans). And then all of a sudden we have a Ben Shapiro-style event that does little to improve discourse and only agitates and divides. It’s hard to identify students for bipartisan stories.

      If you have a tangible recommendation, you should email the BU Today editors. I’m being sincere – I’m sure they’d love to hear from you.

      1. I can’t speak for any other group, but it is very easy to find the names of each exec board member of YAF at BU and reach out to at least one of us if interested – not to say that’s what should’ve been done here, but in terms of identifying students, we’re very identifiable and have been quoted in several stories.

      2. Do you even hear yourself? You condemn Conservative students for not coming forward , and then insult a strong Conservative voice for being divisive. It is this environment of leftwing bigotry that forces conservatives underground, or to be loud and defensive.

        1. I can speak here for BU Today. We do actively seek out Conservative voices to write essays and contribute quotes to stories, I can say that with the utmost confidence. And we have examples to prove it. But I can also tell you that the unsolicited essays, comments, and responses that we receive at BU Today are far more frequently from more Liberal voices. That may simply be the nature of this being Massachusetts, and this being Boston. We wish we heard from more Conservative voices, but in the absence, we will continue to actively seek them out when the situation arises. Doug Most, executive editor.

  4. Dear BU Today:

    I really enjoyed reading and reflecting upon this diverse set of responses. Thank you so much for including this article today. It is essential that we not “miss” the profound impact of electing the first woman vice president and the first woman of color in the midst of this strife-filled transition.

    We have waited a very long time for it indeed. Let’s not let the joy of this leap forward be lost. The phrase “You cannot be what you cannot see!” is attributed to civil rights activist and leader, Marion Wright Edelman. It captures the power of what it can men to women and girls all all races, ethnicities and backgrounds when they look at the previous vice presidents–all white men–and see a brilliant, powerful, and strong woman of color in one of the top leadership roles in our government. It means the world opened up just a little bit more for a whole lot of people. Representation matters.

    Betty J Ruth, Clinical Professor
    Boston University School of Social Work

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