‘Boston After Busing’

Farah Stockman’s 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning series of columns examining race and education — supported by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

FARAH STOCKMAN | Boston after busing

Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, and the echoes of busing

David Patterson, 8, and Chris Russell, 7, rode home from the first day at McKay School in East Boston in September 1979.

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff/file 1979

The truth is that history is more like a tug of war between demographic rivals over finite resources: Jobs. Money. Power.

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The violence that erupted forced black families to flee from communities that once embraced them.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/10/08/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/shutterstock_286203809.jpg In schools, can separate be equal?

Integration alone doesn’t produce a quality education, and it can’t be our only strategy for academic success.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/16/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/140711_CB_025.jpg How a standoff over schools changed the country

Two women, one white and one black, played central roles in Boston’s battles over school desegregation.

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There is a right way and a wrong way to address the heroin scourge. Rutland chose the wrong way.

Farah Stockman | Boston after busing

90 percent Hispanic? No hay problema

The Margarita Muñiz Academy is just one of a growing number of schools in Boston with an ethnically lopsided student body.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0802ideas_stockman.jpg Naming this era of racial contradictions

The thing is we don’t agree any more on what race means.

Anthony Russo for the Boston Globe

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Facing segregation again, Boston’s public schools get a do-over

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

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/09/05/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0907stockman.jpg What a small Boston police unit can teach us about changing culture

In the aftermath of the city’s busing crisis, the Community Disorders Unit was established to stem the tide of racially motivated crimes.

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Even though he wasn’t shot by a police officer, Carey Gabay’s black life matters, too.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/11/12/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/1115_bg_stockman.jpg The outcast effect

No country has closed the achievement gap for minorities — perhaps because these groups internalize the message that they shouldn’t bother to aim higher.

About the writer

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Stockman wrote this series while she was a member of the Globe editorial board. She is now a reporter for The New York Times, covering social issues related to the presidential campaign.


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