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Old 05-03-2017, 03:20 PM
 
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Oh! I hadn't known this bit of information. Thank You for sharing. The Godfather was considered racist by some folks, but it was still a great ass film!!! Lol! In all honesty, I do comprehend what you're saying.



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Racist Movie
NAACP, Police Association Blast 'Patriots Day' Movie for Failing to Recognize Slain Black Officer - Atlanta Black Star

https://mic.com/articles/165539/naac...cer#.12CBEU2bX

They left out the Black officer that lost his life, even from the ROLLING CREDITS. EVEN THOUGH HIS FAMILY ASKED THAT HE BE IN IT.

Again, racist culture.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:22 PM
 
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Are you talking about Blue Hill Avenue the film starring Allen Payne?



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Blue Hill Ave (Ididnt think anyone here would know that, also it was shot in Vancouver and without local landmarks so it fell short for me ), Squeeze and to a lesser extent there was a Tyler Perry movie set on Martha's Vineyard about 5 years ago. But that's it in like all time history..

Report: Boston Ranks No. 1 For City Income Inequality | WBUR News most Unequal city
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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In that film about Whitey Bulger, they hit on that forced Boston busing crisis I remembering see a serious documentary on this a few years back.




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You beat me to it. I grew up in the Boston area and the first thing that comes to mind when the words "Boston" and "racism" are said together is the UGLY attitudes and violence that arose when busing started. Front page headlines and photos of the ugliness, over and over again over the days, weeks, months, years. Reporters at the Globe from those days probably have them etched into their mind's eye forever.

It made me ashamed then, and it shouldn't be buried under piles of feel-good stories, because the potential for that kind of ugliness lies oh, so barely under the veneer of civility. Mob mentality and Us vs Them attitudes are dormant in so many people, in so many places, involving all shades of color, income, religion, political preferences, and more classifications that separate humans. Sometimes the divisions are not even true--they might be nothing more than assumptions made about an unfamiliar person.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Blue Hill Ave (Ididnt think anyone here would know that, also it was shot in Vancouver and without local landmarks so it fell short for me ), Squeeze and to a lesser extent there was a Tyler Perry movie set on Martha's Vineyard about 5 years ago. But that's it in like all time history..

Report: Boston Ranks No. 1 For City Income Inequality | WBUR News most Unequal city
Fair enough. It's surprising because Boston has had Roxbury, which was the historical equivalent to Harlem in NYC.

Thanks for the WBUR link -- eye opening for sure.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:48 PM
 
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The TV miniseries, Common Ground, (based on the J. Anthony Lukas book) had some scenes that were filmed in Boston. The most puzzling one (people who never lived in Boston wouldn't have noticed this) was when the girl from Roxbury was being bused to high school in Charlestown. The school bus was driving over the Tobin Bridge as if it was coming from Chelsea.

J. Anthony Lukas, Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families (1985) - A Companion to Post-1945 America - Brinkley - Wiley Online Library

I was living in the Boston 'burbs when the whole METCO thing was happening. People were freaking out about it in the town I lived in. In the end, it turned out that the town didn't participate in the program.
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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What name was adam jones called on monday night? The news keeps saying racial slur.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:02 PM
 
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What name was adam jones called on monday night? The news keeps saying racial slur.
Does it really matter? But if you need to know, he's a black man and the usual phrase was used. Begins with an N.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:07 PM
 
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Ok wasnt sure...i know anything is bad...but the N word is the worst.
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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I would venture to guess that this reputation goes back to the bussing days. Boston made national headlines for this in the 70s and the reputation never went away.
In addition, Mass. is very racially and economically segregated. It is slowly improving, but the pace is much slower than other areas of the country. This segregation does nothing to help people understand others who are different from them and can insulate those individuals who foster ignorant beliefs.
This is pretty much it. As an anecdote, and I know it seems silly. But I remember on being on reddit a while ago, and there this site where you can put record yourself to get an idea of what locals sound like. The site got taken over by trolls eventually with people saying lots of silly and offensive stuff. When I headed over to the Boston section for whatever reason, it was filled with racist trolling. Way more than I saw in the other city sections. Obviously not the best evidence, but something that made me think a little. I do like Boston and Mass, and have a great deal of respect for the place. That's why I wish its something the city would acknowledge and hopefully fix.
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:29 PM
 
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https://www.boston.com/sports/boston...low%3Afacebook
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