ERIC Number: ED413368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Demographics, Challenges, & New Opportunities for Boston. A Dream Deferred.
Watanabe, Paul; Jennings, James; Melendez, Edwin; Liu, Michael; Remy, Gemima; Gomez, Christina; Williams, Russell
Many minorities in Boston (Massachusetts) do not feel part of the entire community because the city does not work for people in minority groups in fundamental ways. This report analyzes the content and consequences of Boston's many contradictions and the challenges these contradictions pose for the city's three major communities of color: Blacks, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans. It begins with a demographic overview of Boston, comparing ethnic and racial groups and stressing important population characteristics, such as size, racial and ethnic makeup, age, and residency patterns. Also examined are selected socioeconomic variables of income, employment, education, and housing. The second part of the report is a historical and institutional portrait of Boston's Black, Asian American, and Latino communities. The report concludes by exploring the challenges and opportunities for all who care about the health and vitality of the city. (Contains 4 maps, 16 figures, and 29 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. Inst. for Asian American Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)