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<p>The South End’s population is relatively diverse, but the class differences in the neighborhood often mean there’s little interaction between the white majority and the smaller populations of Asians, Latinos and blacks. </p>

The South End’s population is relatively diverse, but the class differences in the neighborhood often mean there’s little interaction between the white majority and the smaller populations of Asians, Latinos and blacks.

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Income disparity squeezed middle class out of Boston’s South End

The idea behind Boston’s South End Neighborhood Housing Initiative was straightforward enough — one third of all housing built on public land was to be affordable, one third moderate income and one third market rate. But in the end, only a handful of housing developments were built using the formula.