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Student Diversity in Boston

Whatever your background, you'll find a home in Boston.

When it comes to diversity, Boston doesn’t fit one simple definition.
This is a region that’s currently working to enhance and capitalize on an increasingly multicultural and international population. Of the 23 largest U.S. cities, Boston has the fifth largest proportion of immigrants. Boston’s young people are even more racially and culturally diverse. In fact, a whopping 75% of youth between the ages of 14 and 17 are African Americans, Asian Americans, or Latinos, according the 2000 US Census.

When it comes to attending college here, the student population is also incredibly diverse. Boston has more international students than any major city including New York. The bottom line is that Boston’s outdated reputation as racist, uptight and white is a thing of the past. Today Boston welcomes people of all races, ethnicities, gender orientations and classes, yet at the same time challenges its residents to make the city a better place.  It’s a place where you can experience sights, sounds and smells reminiscent of places all over the world, but still find people and places that make you feel right at home.

Sample Resources for Students of Color

Black / African American Resources
boston.blacksoftware.com
www.thepartnershipinc.org
www.ACTRoxbury.org

Latino Resources
www.alpfa.org
www.iba-etc.org
www.lpn.org
www.latpro.com

Native American Resources
www.pluralism.org/research
www.ksg.harvard.edu/hunap

Asian Resources
www.bcnc.net
www.naaapboston.org
www.aarw.org
www.awib.org
www.mindexchange.com/asia.htm

Mixed Race Resources
www.swirlinc.org
www.mixtuponcampus.org
www.mavinfoundation.org