LEARNING AREA: Community Organizing and Planning, Racial Equity
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Changing Faces of Greater Boston


Boston Indicators, The Boston Foundation, UMASS Boston, and The UMASS Donahue Institute




This report tells the fascinating story of a great region’s evolving racial and ethnic diversity. After a decline during the mid-20th century, we’re now several decades into a new global wave of immigration, bringing Boston back to its roots as a city of immigrants. While this report does not shy away from the challenges that come with such profound change, it is clear-eyed about the many ways that we can meet those challenges, and about the countless benefits the change brings.