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PART 3: BOSTON. RACISM. IMAGE. REALITY.

Color line persists, in sickness as in health

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Simply put: If you are black in Boston, you are less likely to get care at several of the city’s elite hospitals than if you are white.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/farragher_20140719.jpg Indispensable and unstoppable, Gloria Negri was at the heart of the Globe

For 53 years, she ranged wide for the newspaper, from “Fabulous Fenway” to war-torn Saigon. Negri died on Sunday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_messier_mom.jpg Prison guards acquitted in death of Bridgewater patient

The guards were acquitted for their role in the 2009 death of Joshua Messier.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/890394196-4866.jpg Women renew their accusations against Trump

President Trump’s history of alleged sexual misconduct re-emerged Monday amid the national reckoning over inappropriate behavior.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/11/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/12-11-17_needles_03.jpg Students keep finding needles near their school. They want action from the city.

On his way to school in Roxbury each morning, Emanuel Pires tries to avoid the discarded needles. But they are everywhere.