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.
Mass unrest, like the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, doesn’t erupt randomly.
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.
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 ...
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 ...