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Inequities in Boston

A guide for instructors to use as part of their curricula, about inequities that are always present in the Boston area, but have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inequality and Inequity in Boston

The materials in this guide were gathered by Simmons University's Community Engagement and its Service-Learning Advisory Board for faculty who want to teach about the COVID-19 pandemic and inequality in Boston. Most of the articles here are Boston-specific, though there are some for general background. If you have materials to include please email


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

by Ibram X. Kendi

Available as eBook

Read the Boston Globe Spotlight series on racism in Boston here

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