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  •  I notice you use "reflect" in the present tense (1+ / 0-)
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    Tennessee Dave

    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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