• Alene Bouranova

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    Alene Bouranova is a Pacific Northwest native and a BU alum (COM’16). After earning a BS in journalism, she spent four years at Boston magazine writing, copyediting, and managing production for all publications. These days, she covers campus happenings, current events, and more for BU Today. Fun fact: she’s still using her Terrier card from 2013. When she’s not writing about campus, she’s trying to lose her Terrier card so BU will give her a new one. She lives in Cambridge with her plants. Profile

    Alene Bouranova can be reached at abour@bu.edu

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    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 3 comments on This BU Class Aims to Undo a History of Racism in Science and Healthcare

    1. Disturbing is a very apt term. It feels like so many of these articles on race coming from the social justice perspective, just end up being a word salad of PC buzzwords and cliches. So many words that say so little, meanwhile entirely missing where actual problems lie.

      I don’t discount that race is a factor in college education, but my gut is telling me to be skeptical of these claims. My gut tells me: why in for goodness sake are we still obsessing over race – 60 years after the civil rights bill – when every effort, in every corner of society today is made to be inclusive and in many cases over-correcting. My gut tells me the problems in education begin much earlier in k12 schools.

      Is anyone concerned in the BU professorial class, that the majority of kids in American schools, graduate not being able to read and write at grade level? So that by the time kids get to BU they can’t handle college level curriculum because the schools completely fail them? Is race and racism behind this sad reality entirely? Maybe it is maybe it isn’t. Or maybe and more likely it is a complex combination of factors that takes actually studying of the issue to unpack, rather than making simplistic, lazy assumptions about race.

  1. I am literally in this BU class. We are doing revolutionary work here. It is unprecedented and inspired from our dear alumni, Trevor Zegras.


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