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Old 05-02-2017, 03:14 PM
 
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I mean, the city of perceived to me a very racist city. Is it overblown or sensationalist?
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Boston
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In general white people here will say it's sensationalist and outdated.

Black people will say it's pretty racist but prolly overblown. More racist than most big cities.

Save you some time. I mean racist headlines pop up every other day about BOSTON IN BOSTON..

Pushing out Motley
Pushing out Felix Areoyo
64% of stop and frisk from 2007-2011 were of blacks although were 24% of the population
Mass State Police Scandals
Robert Kraft supporting Trump
Largely ignored shootings/stabbing a/gang warfare in black neighborhoods
Very high Latino poverty rate
Yawkey Way being a thing
Extremely segregated white and black neighborhoods (although there are a good number of diverse neighborhoods now-they usually are my black/white)
Never had a minority mayor
Number one for inequality
Low opportunity metro for blacks and Hispanics
Massive wealth disparities
Real estate discrimination
Charles Stewart
Mark Wahlberg
The Monday's insult
Joel Ward
PK Subban
Fair mount Line never being turned into a subway line
Bussing
Michael cox, a black officer beaten by white Boston officers
No black movies set in Boston or New England in general
Most black people memories of when the visited/lived here

The list goes on and on... but don't worry black ppl are liars and are making up crazy stories.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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Because, sadly, racism does exist in Boston and vicinity. I spent the first 16 years of my life living either in Boston or the 'burbs. Being half-Hispanic, my siblings and I were on the receiving end of some nasty name-calling and comments. My parents refused to discuss our full genetic background with us for fear that we would tell other people.

That said, we also knew plenty of good hearted people who were the salt of the Earth types. Growing up, I took for granted that there would be such good people everywhere I went. I'll always remember those good people who accepted us just the way we were.
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Old 05-02-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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The Washington St - DtX - theatre district - Common areas in Boston proper seem much more diverse now than I remember. A big variety of people. So that's progress and evidence against the observation people sometimes make that Boston seems exceptionally white. Most suburbs and small towns, yes, but the center and major sectors of the T-accessible zones are pretty diverse.
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Old 05-02-2017, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Mission Hill, I would credit that to the silver line as well as general increased minority populations. To a lesser extent I would say there is an increase in young black professional nationwide and that includes Boston. These are the type of people who frequent downtowns and enjoy the urban experience.


Despite all the gentrification Boston's minority population continues to grow slowly, the opposite of Seattle and D.C. But similar to NYC.Large parts of that is that most black/Hispanic neighborhood a in Boston aren't very T accessible except from Ruggles to Green street. So I think the so laces away from the T were heavily minority and have only gotten more so in the past 15 years. With gentrification happening in nearly every major city it's making white people who may have no social ties to the area second guess if Bostons worth the price tag.

Blacks and latinos generally have fewer job options so if they get offered in a Boston-it's likely they HAVE to come. And speaking for Bostons current black pppulation, the economic opportununity here is still attracting people from the DR and Cape Verde RAPIDLY. They, as well as Nigerians, Haitians, Ethiopians, Vietnamese, usually already have family in the area.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:03 AM
 
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Damn! That's real talk!

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Because, sadly, racism does exist in Boston and vicinity. I spent the first 16 years of my life living either in Boston or the 'burbs. Being half-Hispanic, my siblings and I were on the receiving end of some nasty name-calling and comments. My parents refused to discuss our full genetic background with us for fear that we would tell other people.

That said, we also knew plenty of good hearted people who were the salt of the Earth types. Growing up, I took for granted that there would be such good people everywhere I went. I'll always remember those good people who accepted us just the way we were.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:23 AM
 
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In general white people here will say it's sensationalist and outdated.

Black people will say it's pretty racist but prolly overblown. More racist than most big cities.

Save you some time. I mean racist headlines pop up every other day about BOSTON IN BOSTON..

Pushing out Motley
Pushing out Felix Areoyo
64% of stop and frisk from 2007-2011 were of blacks although were 24% of the population
Mass State Police Scandals
Robert Kraft supporting Trump
Largely ignored shootings/stabbing a/gang warfare in black neighborhoods
Very high Latino poverty rate
Yawkey Way being a thing
Extremely segregated white and black neighborhoods (although there are a good number of diverse neighborhoods now-they usually are my black/white)
Never had a minority mayor
Number one for inequality
Low opportunity metro for blacks and Hispanics
Massive wealth disparities
Real estate discrimination
Charles Stewart
Mark Wahlberg
The Monday's insult
Joel Ward
PK Subban
Fair mount Line never being turned into a subway line
Bussing
Michael cox, a black officer beaten by white Boston officers
No black movies set in Boston or New England in general
Most black people memories of when the visited/lived here

The list goes on and on... but don't worry black ppl are liars and are making up crazy stories.
This doesn't include the Adam Jones incident the other day and is probably why this thread was started.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:31 AM
 
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Interesting perspective! Thanks!


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Mission Hill, I would credit that to the silver line as well as general increased minority populations. To a lesser extent I would say there is an increase in young black professional nationwide and that includes Boston. These are the type of people who frequent downtowns and enjoy the urban experience.


Despite all the gentrification Boston's minority population continues to grow slowly, the opposite of Seattle and D.C. But similar to NYC.Large parts of that is that most black/Hispanic neighborhood a in Boston aren't very T accessible except from Ruggles to Green street. So I think the so laces away from the T were heavily minority and have only gotten more so in the past 15 years. With gentrification happening in nearly every major city it's making white people who may have no social ties to the area second guess if Bostons worth the price tag.

Blacks and latinos generally have fewer job options so if they get offered in a Boston-it's likely they HAVE to come. And speaking for Bostons current black pppulation, the economic opportununity here is still attracting people from the DR and Cape Verde RAPIDLY. They, as well as Nigerians, Haitians, Ethiopians, Vietnamese, usually already have family in the area.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:33 AM
 
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Mark Wahlberg
*Huh??!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! How does Mark "Markie Mark" Wahlberg fit into your list?






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In general white people here will say it's sensationalist and outdated.

Black people will say it's pretty racist but prolly overblown. More racist than most big cities.

Save you some time. I mean racist headlines pop up every other day about BOSTON IN BOSTON..

Pushing out Motley
Pushing out Felix Areoyo
64% of stop and frisk from 2007-2011 were of blacks although were 24% of the population
Mass State Police Scandals
Robert Kraft supporting Trump
Largely ignored shootings/stabbing a/gang warfare in black neighborhoods
Very high Latino poverty rate
Yawkey Way being a thing
Extremely segregated white and black neighborhoods (although there are a good number of diverse neighborhoods now-they usually are my black/white)
Never had a minority mayor
Number one for inequality
Low opportunity metro for blacks and Hispanics
Massive wealth disparities
Real estate discrimination
Charles Stewart
Mark Wahlberg
The Monday's insult
Joel Ward
PK Subban
Fair mount Line never being turned into a subway line
Bussing
Michael cox, a black officer beaten by white Boston officers
No black movies set in Boston or New England in general
Most black people memories of when the visited/lived here

The list goes on and on... but don't worry black ppl are liars and are making up crazy stories.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:40 AM
 
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*Huh??!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! How does Mark "Markie Mark" Wahlberg fit into your list?
He was charged with attempted murder and was convicted of assault when he was 16 after beating 2 Vietnamese men with a baseball bat while shouting "Vietnam F***ing Sh**" and telling police "You don't have to let him identify me, I'll tell you now that's the motherf***er who's head I split open."
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