Close
Current temperature in Boston - 62 °
BECOME A MEMBER
Get access to a personalized news feed, our newsletter and exclusive discounts on everything from shows to local restaurants, All for free.
Already a member? Sign in.
The Bay State Banner
BACK TO TOP
The Bay State Banner
POST AN AD SIGN IN

Trending Articles

New investments, cuts in BPS budget

Dot Block project raises displacement concerns

Angela Davis speaks about gender violence, racism

READ PRINT EDITION

Roving Camera 1-23-19: Does Boston deserve its reputation as a “racist city?”

It does. I’ve been in Boston since the busing era. I feel like there’s still a lot of residue from that time. — Julia Mejia, Community Organizer, Dorchester
Boston has worked very hard to be a racist city. There still isn’t diversity in the places where important decisions are made. — Rodney Muhammad, Minister, Roxbury
As an African American from this city, I think we’ve made some strides forward. But we have a lot of work to do.— Tony Brewer, State Employee, Roxbury
Of course. For someone who’s lived through busing, the Stuart Case and stop-and-frisk, it’s definitely earned its reputation. I do think we’re making progress. But there’s still a huge economic gap between blacks and whites. — Ron Bell, Community Organizer, Milton
Yes, I do. There are a lot of efforts for equality happening on the individual level, but the infrastructure of our systems is racist. — Maria Dolorico, Psychotherapist, South End
The data doesn’t lie. The median net worth of blacks is $8. For a white family, it’s $247,500. From Back Bay to Roxbury, there’s a 22-year-difference in life expectancy. — Tito Jackson, CEO, Roxbury

Already a member? Sign in.
The Bay State Banner