It’s one of the biggest problems facing the US health care system: Women and minorities are treated differently than white men.
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A look at local organizations that could use help.
Women, minorities overlooked by the health care system .
People with a wide variety of backgrounds do well here.
Boston-area leaders talk about minorities in the business world.
These people broke racial and gender-based barriers.
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Is Boston unwelcoming to minorities?
Boston has long been plagued by the perception that it is an unwelcoming place for people of color. Today, the city looks much different. But have the perceptions changed?
Like many of his peers, Ben Majewski had a lifelong goal of going to college. Now, the 20-year-old with Down syndrome is living his dream despite his disability.
Schools have been trying to attract more underrepresented minorities to meet the needs of a diverse population.
After surviving a battle with its rival and the recession, Bay Windows is now Boston’s only gay newspaper.
Corporate diversity training has taken a beating in recent years. First, research surfaced that suggests that it doesn’t help much. Then, other studies began questioning whether it actually hurts. And during the recession, some employers began abandoning it altogether.
African-Americans make up only 13 percent of the US population, but represent almost a quarter of the 17 million Americans tweeting.
Kristen McCosh was 15 when a diving accident left her in a wheelchair. Since then, the Boston native has been an advocate for people with disabilities.