In this issue’s cover story, Globe correspondent and Boston.com multiculturalism blogger Francie Latour reports on second-generation parents who are passing along their native languages to their American-born children, and the challenges they face. Three parents share their personal experiences, detailing the strategies they’ve employed to expose their children to multiple languages and the effectiveness of those efforts.
In a first-person essay, Boston Globe Patriots reporter Shalise Manza Young writes about her experiences as one of only two African-American females in the United States covering a National Football League (NFL) team as a full-time beat reporter – in fact, she was the only such reporter in the country until April, 2012. Shalise reveals both the good and bad that come with being a minority in a male-dominated field.
“The stories in this issue exemplify the ever-changing cultural and diversity issues shaping our region and beyond, and we hope our readers will eagerly join our ongoing conversation on these compelling topics,” said Boston Globe Magazine assistant editor Veronica Chao, who oversaw the magazine.
In “Ahead of the Curve,” Boston Globe higher education reporter Mary Carmichael focuses on how Massachusetts colleges and universities have solidified a position as one of the top 15 states enrolling Latinos in the country.
The 28-page magazine also includes an update on gay marriage in the Commonwealth from a family lawyer who works with clients in same-sex relationships and marriages. The article highlights the issues gay couples continue to face, though same-sex marriage was pioneered in Massachusetts in 2004.
All “Diversity Boston” content can be found online at BostonGlobe.com/Diversity. Some content is also available at Boston.com/Diversity, accompanied by additional multimedia features. The next issue will publish in December 2012.
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