How would you describe the state of black Boston?
|I think we need more jobs, better schools and more police patrols in Roxbury and Dorchester.
|It could be better as far as jobs and youth programs are concerned. Also, the Department of Correction should step up and better prepare those incarcerated for post release.
|Lively and violent! When I visit the city, I love the people but I have to brace myself for the unexpected!
|It’s weird. Too much unnecessary violence going on. In its aftermath, there’s an explosion of peace rallies and prayer vigils, but what is it really doing?
|From visiting other cities, I can see that black Boston can do better. The other cities have a totally different vibe: more accommodating to young black professionals. It seems there’s more focus on the violence and not a lot of focus on the more positive things that are happening in Boston.
|There’s a new kind of black man here in Boston. Once upon a time they used to be standup American black men. Today, we don’t have the same unity for one common cause.