For more than 50 years, Metco has stood as a hallmark effort to address racial disparities in education. But for the progressive civil rights program to keep pace with the national dialogue around race, inequality, and white supremacy, stakeholders say it’s time to reexamine and recommit to Massachusetts’ once-radical program.
THE YEAR IN LOCAL PROTEST: FROM TRANSPORTATION TO MILITARIZATION
Mass unrest, like the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, doesn’t erupt randomly.
THE PROTESTS ARE ONLY BEGINNING; MIGHT AS WELL GET TO KNOW THE ACTIVISTS BLOCKING TRAFFIC AROUND BOSTON
PICS & DISPATCH: HARVARD MARCHES EN MASSE IN SOLIDARITY WITH #BLACKLIVESMATTER MOVEMENT
On Friday afternoon, Harvard University students will rally in Harvard Yard to show their support to the grassroots, youth-led movement that started in Ferguson, MO and has spread to the entire country - a movement that objects to racist laws, violent police tactics, and systemic inequality.
MEDIA FARM: WHY IS THE BOSTON GLOBE PRETENDING THAT POLICE VIOLENCE DOESN’T HAPPEN IN MASSACHUSETTS?
Image of stop-and-frisk outside the Boys & Girls Club on Talbot Ave in Dorchester (Nov. ’14)
Just a few months ago, the Boston Globe informed us of an ACLU study about the epidemic of stop-and-frisk in the Hub. From their reporting:
Boston police officers disproportionately ...
FREE RADICAL: SOME WHITE PROTESTERS STILL DON’T GET IT
ON THE GROUND AT #ENOUGHISENOUGH, FROM BOSTON COMMON TO EVERYWHERE IT TAKES US
DISPATCH & ANALYSIS: #ENOUGHISENOUGH WAS LARGEST HUB PROTEST IN 10 YEARS, AND MAYBE EVEN BOSTON’S BIGGEST ANTI-RACISM ACTION IN DECADES
PICS & DISPATCH: PARK STREET FAST FOOD STRIKE FORESHADOWS THURSDAY #ENOUGHISENOUGH RALLY IN BOSTON
Images by Chris Faraone
This afternoon’s fast food worker strike at the Burger King across from Park Street was kind of like the slogan on those juvenile old Co-Ed Naked Tennis t-shirts: They were in, they were out, it was over.
Short as their lunchtime rally was, workers with ...