Pulitzer Prize winning journalist NikoleHannah-Jones analyzed the question “where do we witness the manifestation of class within our society?” through the lens of education and housing, two of the most intimate areas of American life. In conversation with Provost Jean Morrison, Jones reflected on the ways in which official policy has created and maintained class […]
Determination, hard work and sacrifice are core ingredients in the story of the American dream. But philosopher Jennifer Morton argues there is another, more painful requirement to getting ahead: a willingness to leave family and friends behind. Join us for a conversation on the ethical costs of upward mobility. Members of the BU Community with […]
Newbury Center inaugural director: “I want to be the person I needed back then.”
Sociologist Dalton Conley examined the effects of socioeconomic inequality across generations and how these inequalities have accumulated over the course of history leading to discrepancies in wealth and access for people of color. Members of the BU Community with Kerberos Credentials will be able to view a recording of this event.
The standardized test has been shown to be a poor predictor of graduate student achievement.
We know the millennial generation is the most racially diverse in American history, but the question is: Do they know it?
If mismanagement of a pandemic, widespread corruption, impeachment, the end of government oversight and accountability, racism, the caging of immigrant children, abuse of the powers of the state, and continued voter suppression are not enough to decide your vote this election season, here are seven public health issues that might guide your thinking. The four […]
BU Diversity & Inclusion, Initiative on Cities, and WBUR CitySpace hosted a virtual discussion series featuring transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston. The series provided a forum to examine our city’s progress toward inclusive access, equity and opportunity. Black Boston: Building Healthy Communities 7/30/20 Black Boston: Telling Our Stories 8/27/20 Black Boston: Changing the […]
Ask most any student this year and they’ll tell you there’s a lot at stake in the 2020 presidential election. Climate change. Social and racial inequities. A pandemic that has already claimed the lives of 215,000 Americans. The future of the Supreme Court. But the big question is: will young voters actually vote?
The disparities amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic present disturbing evidence that we are far from cardiovascular health-care equity. Individuals, leaders and institutions must prioritize research, policies and structures to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging — Diversity 4.0, a justice imperative, essential to advancing workforce excellence and cardiovascular health.