Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.
A 2018 Pulitzer Finalist in Local Reporting
SolutionsA better Boston? The choice is ours
To our readers:
The Spotlight Team began this project on race with deep humility. Taking on this topic has to be one of the most challenging - and controversial - assignments in journalism. Especially in Boston.
Here you will find our full seven-part series, in which we tried to answer a question so critical to the city's identity and future: Does Boston still deserve its reputation as a place unwelcoming to blacks? If so, why - and how can the situation be improved?
This series can only scratch the surface of this complex topic. Our hope is that our report is fair and thought-provoking, and sparks discussions.
Patricia Wen, Editor