Left to right: John Barros, Michelle Wu, and Felix Arroyo.

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Left to right: John Barros, Michelle Wu, and Felix Arroyo.

Campaign lessons from Barros, Wu, and Arroyo

We sat down with three candidates of color from Boston’s recent elections to hear what they learned from their recent campaigns. By Meghan E. Irons

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/rathe_diversity_met02[1]-4599--90x90.jpg Diversifying the Boston Police Department

Larry Ellison is leading the effort to have the department better reflect the city.

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The university’s recently launched office has quickly become a “one stop shop” for those in need.

Mather School’s Songkhla Nguyen is a teacher and mentor to some of the young Vietnamese immigrants who call Dorchester home.

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Partnership lends support to young Vietnamese students

At Dorchester’s Mather School, a partnership with UMass Boston provides mentorship to a growing population of Vietnamese students.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/05/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ks110213_hirsch_06[1]-4593--90x90.jpg Stricken Tufts professor keeps his passion for soccer

A wheelchair’s no obstacle for the coach of Boston Breakers and his team.

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The school’s long-running MITES program helps minority high schoolers navigate the rigors — and reap the rewards — of an education in the so-called STEM fields.

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Photographed in Boston’s Paul Revere Park, the Rev. Eric Markman of Hartford Street Presbyterian Church (left), Priti Rao of the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, and Ed Walker of Independent Consultants of Education are among a devoted group of diversty champions.

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Diversity champions

From fields as different as banking, education, politics, health care, and the clergy, these men and women are passionately committed to leveling the playing field for all in Massachusetts.

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With a changing nation, why is TV still so white?

The lack of good roles for people of color proves television has yet to catch up with American demographics, seen so clearly in last month’s election results.

Diversity Boston | Winter 2011