• Swati Rani

    Swati Rani is a lecturer in the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program lecturer. She can be reached at raniphd@bu.edu. Profile

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There is 1 comment on POV: As We Observe AAPI Month, We Should Be Emphasizing History, Not Heritage

  1. History is a collection of facts, famously described as “stubborn things.” Heritage is the collection of values derived from a shared history. We have no chance of overcoming racism while looking at the world through the lens of one’s own history, heritage, and experience. The greatest thing education can do to overcome our divided world is to help us realize that every one of is part of the problem — even we who decry it (we just have different ways of expressing it) — and then to help us rise above any and all cultures, including our own, to appreciate our shared humanity.

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