• Sara Rimer

    Senior Contributing Editor

    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

    She can be reached at srimer@bu.edu.

  • Cydney Scott

    Photojournalist

    cydney scott

    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Defining, Not Debating, Critical Race Theory

  1. I was educated in Massachusetts public and private schools, and though it was never referred to as such at the time, analyzing structures of power was a key piece of all of the discussions of any “ism” we covered. This form of analysis and critical thinking was really the only way to properly understand how individuals and society perpetuate oppression and discrimination.

    It’s truly disgraceful that this very basic analysis has come under attack, and these speakers did such an excellent job of explaining CRT and the reason why it’s a relevant and, dare I say, critical way of understanding racism. If we only focus on individuals, we cannot truly understand how these structures operate to maintain power in the hands of only a small portion of the population (white, male, cis, typically abled, heterosexual….etc). Of course, that’s precisely the reason why it’s so threatening to those in power.

    I look forward to the continuing discussions that will follow from fantastic BU events like this one.

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