• 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 3 comments on African American Studies Expands Course Offerings in Response to Rising Student Demand

  1. It would be nice if more of the African American Studies classes fulfilled HUB credits. Since they do not, the likelihood of me taking them and graduating on time is slim. I hate how my scholarship money is not being used on classes that I want to take. Instead, it is being wasted on HUB classes that are utterly useless to me.

  2. The African American history should be fully integrated into the “American history” taught in elementary and high school. The current texts that attribute everything to white Western European males is a very skewed version of reality. The texts should also be edited to include indigenous cultures and the reality of who came first, such as the Filipinos that arrived in California in the 1500s. The truth is not being taught and the result is a large segment of the population making decisions based on bad information.

  3. Is there a syllabus of recommended books to read. I am retired and I would like to be able to have some structured reading material to continue my life long learning.

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