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By perruptor - 6/29/21 - 9:38 am

A study by researchers at UC Berkeley titled The Roots of Structural Racism has ranked US cities according to how segregated they are. Here's the list. Boston (OK, "Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH") is 28th. Number one most-segregated city? NYC.

Here's a Guardian story about the study.

By adamg - 4/4/21 - 9:16 pm

A Cedar Grove resident filed a 311 complaint about the "Hate / racist propaganda" complaining about "anti-whiteism" that got put on cars on his street today. Link has a photo of the thing.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 9:41 am

The Daily Free Press reports on a Boston University forum on anti-Asian racism, and includes this account:

By Fenway Park, just over a week ago, Yeh said he was walking back from Northeastern University around 8:30 p.m. when a maskless middle-aged white male approached him, called Yeh a racial slur and told him to "go die."

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 12:08 pm

The Dig reports on a rally at the Parkman Bandstand yesterday.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 12:20 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 9-25-20

Mayor Walsh told people heading to Nubian Square for a planned Breonna Taylor protest at 6 p.m. that they best way to protest is peacefully. Read more.

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By adamg - 4/16/20 - 7:57 pm

Forbes interviews Dr. Lucy Li, an anesthesia resident at Mass. General, about what happened one night earlier this pandemic after she left work and a man ran across the street and began screaming epithets at her and and blaming her for coronavirus - and continuing to follow her until she finally ducked into a store that happened to be open.

By uhrinews - 12/28/19 - 11:42 am
Torli Krua Prepares To Raise Liberian Flag In Boston

For Immediate release: DECEMBER 25, 2019

Press Statement On Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Law

Christmas Gift From America To Refugees Is Panacea For US Racial Reconciliation

President Trump, Senator Reed & Rep Ciciline Invited To Party & Celebration

Contact: Rev. Torli H. Krua, Founder, Universal Human Rights International (UHRI)

By uhrinews - 12/11/19 - 10:38 am
African American Children Rescued By US Marines Abandoned By Democrats & Republicans For 17 Years and Counting Because They Are Black

Cats & Dogs in America are protected but African American Children Abandoned For 17 years under Democrat Obama and Republicans Bush and Trump.

Kattie(not her real name), an American Citizen, was only one year old when she boarded a US Marines Helicopter in Monrovia, the Capital City of the American Colony of Liberia created in 1822 by the American Colonization Society (ACS) to prevent slave revolt and rid the United States of all mixed race and free African Americans. Katie is now 18 years of age.

By adamg - 3/10/19 - 5:49 pm

A contingent of Boston Arts Academy students traveled up to Durham, NH, yesterday to perform at an annual UNH jazz festival. Sandra Marcelino reports what happened while they were eating lunch (AirDrop is an application that lets iPhone users exchange photos and other files): Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/16 - 11:09 am

WBUR reports on Mayor Walsh's racism forum yesterday - which had actually been in the works for a couple of years.

The city of Boston has a lot of work to do to truly address its racial divisions - that's a clear sentiment that emerged from many people taking part in the opening session of a city-wide dialogue on race organized by Mayor Marty Walsh.

You can watch a video of the forum.

By jenn g - 6/27/16 - 12:56 pm

The recent issues at BLS being reported by the media are indicators of a larger problem within the City of Boston, and it's time for constituents of Boston's legislators and officials to hold those truly responsible accountable for their inaction.

By speakingouthere - 12/16/14 - 7:17 pm

All Lives Matter

BY Deb CH 2014

You may think I deserved to die
My family still will mourn, grieve, and cry

Do they have the right
Or just pretend I did not exist

Innocent victims in harms way
Never to live another day

Such a damn shame we say

Police running to save a life
Soldiers facing war and strife

SWAT in the midst of a hostage crisis
CIA, FBI chasing ISIS

First responders on the scene
Firefighters in the heat and flame

Someone died, now who to blame

All lives matter
Young or old

By adamg - 5/3/14 - 9:45 am

Barstool Sports finds the tweet that started the whole meme about how racist Bostonians made the N-word trend - and the tweet author's admission he just made the statement up.

Yes, he made it up, but that didn't stop the media from wailing about racist Bostonians.

By JohnAKeith - 4/8/11 - 7:02 pm

State Representative Byron Rushing says he believes that "lingering racism" in Boston is to blame for the loss of Black/African American residents in the city between 2000 and 2010.

Rushing, who represents the 9th Suffolk District, which includes parts of the South End, Roxbury, and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston as well as part of the city of Cambridge, expressed his opinion in an article appearing in this week's Boston Courant (not available online).

The 2010 US Census shows a drop of 1.6% in Black/African American population in Boston (140,305 to 138,073).

By Stewart - 11/12/10 - 1:13 am

Gawker just posted a link to a truly appalling YouTube video supposedly secretly filmed by a postal carrier in Hingham as he's being verbally abused (and at one point, physically assaulted) by a middle-aged woman who honestly seems flat-out unhinged. Which of the local commentators will be the first to knock out a couple easy columns over it?

http://gawker.com/5688054/postal-worker-secretly-f...

By Anonymous - 7/16/10 - 9:52 pm

[float=right]IMAGE(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk143/nfsagan/MarkWilliamsAnderson360.jpg)[/float]Earlier this week the NAACP called on the Tea Party to reject the racism that exists within its own ranks. Tea Party activists responded saying that racism isn't a part of their movement.

By rsiasoco - 4/2/10 - 3:05 pm

A stupid question, but worth asking: Are there any members of the Teabag party who are also people of color? I've tried to find images of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, or Native Americans to no avail. The right's extremely popular wingnuts don't seem to have a place at the table for non-whites. What's up with that?

By adamg - 8/12/08 - 2:32 pm

Dirty Water is in Chicago, where he reports on a black couple he met at last night's Red Sox/White Sox game:

... They are from Randolph and ardent Red Sox (and especially Coco) fans. I asked if they get to Fenway often and their reply stunned me. They don't go to Fenway *NOT* because they can't get or afford tickets but because they fear for their safety because of their race. ...

By adamg - 7/23/08 - 11:00 pm

And based on his four years here, concludes he knows Boston well enough to condemn it for all time - and then bolsters his all-knowing conclusion with a book about stuff that happened when the Red Sox were owned by people who haven't had anything to do with the team for years, because they're dead.

Via Jeff Egnaczyk.

By adamg - 6/6/08 - 10:47 am

Ryan Barrett and some friends were at an Irish bar in the South End last night watching the Celtics game when two older white guys started getting louder and louder:

... We chose to ignore the guys ... until we heard this: "C'mon, make the shot you f*cking spook."

Our table began bouncing questions off of each other - "Did he really just say that?" "I think he just called Paul Pierce a spook!" "WTF?!?!"

The guy overheard our table talk and started rambling to himself about how we didn't understand his life and how everyone called Black basketball players "spooks" in Roxbury in the 60's. ...

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