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  •  It's a struggle though to think how a racist (0+ / 0-)

    owner (Red Sox) is somehow associated with a city. At the same time that family owned the red Sox, another white guy owned the Celtics, who were the first team with an all-black starting 5, and the first with a black coach. neither really reflect the attitudes of the city of Boston (segregated and racist).

    There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

    by upstate NY on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 05:28:38 PM PDT

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    •  I notice you use "reflect" in the present tense (1+ / 0-)
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      that Boston today is segregated and racist but tie it to all to the all white Red Sox decades ago as if they were in the same time frame.

      MA (greater Boston has 2/3rds the populaton of MA) elected the nations first Black Senator (since Reconstruction?) in the 1960s. MA also has the 3rd Black Governor in US history, currently And you mention the Celtics..

      So, it is complicated to say "boston today is segregated and racist" I think, in the way that it is MORE SO than other places.

      MA is also far behind in promoting women. We' have NEVER had a woman elected to be Governor OR Senator (until Elizabeth Warren). While CA has had 2 female SEnators for decades.
      I think one issue with MA/Boston is that things are slow to change. I am sure we are racist as well but not sure if we CURRENTLY are MORE racist than other cities

      •  I was in JP this week (0+ / 0-)

        It looks as segregated there as any northeastern city. Are you saying it's not?

        There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

        by upstate NY on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 04:12:14 PM PDT

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