Columnist

Farah Stockman

Stockman is a writer for the Globe’s editorial board and writes a weekly bylined column. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College and lived in Kenya and Tanzania, writing as a freelancer for the New York Times, National Public Radio and the Christian Science Monitor. She served as the Globe’s chief foreign policy reporter in Washington, D.C., for seven years. Stockman has won numerous awards, including the Scripps Howard Foundation national journalism award.

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Bringing parents’ strength to all of Boston’s public schools

By , Globe Staff

In a city like Boston, poor kids tend to go to poor schools, and wealthy kids to affluent schools.

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Dylann Roof’s black Facebook friends

By , Globe Staff

The suspected killer’s Facebook page offers a cautionary tale about how virulent racism feeds itself in the era of social media.

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Dolezal, Jenner raise fundamental questions about identity

By , Globe Staff

Just as the words “man” and “woman” fail to encompass the full spectrum of human experience, so too do “black” and “white.”

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The real reason behind Baltimore’s rage

By , Globe staff

Some black lives matter, but it’s the lives of the poor that we forget – until they riot.