From racist real estate practices to bigoted laws, the Boston suburbs are largely white for a reason
In addition to celebrating Black women, BLM Boston was also gathering to demand the city of Boston redirect the $40.1 million that is budgeted for policing into schools and resources that will benefit the community.
"Americans today live in a very real universe where the functional equivalent of Nazis—European colonists—committed genocide against Native American peoples..."
Here, five individuals associated with RAR share their memories of Boston back then, what they gained from having RAR in their lives, and how, in 2019, we can continue to honor the groundwork RAR laid for a better Boston.
“If policymakers move forward with these regulations, there is a wide network of gangs and organized crime that will be ready to fill the void."
"President Trump’s proclivity for racist remarks comes as no surprise. His comment stating a preference for immigrants coming from Scandinavian countries like Norway, rather than from Africa and Haiti, which he depicts as “shithole” countries, is based solely on his xenophobia."
Colorism is not discussed openly enough in African American, African, and African diasporic communities. It is our third rail, and the pain, embarrassment, and humiliation from its legacy still lingers with us even today.
Author of Mistaken Identity: Anti-Racism and the Struggle Against White Supremacy
Asad Haider is a founding editor of Viewpoint magazine and author of a new book, Mistaken ...