Boston Talks About Racism

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In virtually every corner of the Boston metro region, an issue that comes up frequently is how people face down institutional racism. This collection of talks draws together a diverse group of leaders and thinkers tackling distinct problems that grow out of persisting racist views.

A subset of the talks come from one day where Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh pledged to tackle racial prejudice in his city. On November 19, 2016, he acknowledged to a full house in Boston's Cutler Majestic Theater that the city has an issue with racism. Walsh and others addressed the mistakes of the past and set goals to build a more socially cohesive and resilient city.

Boston was listed as one of 100 Resilient Cities by the Rockefeller Foundation for its application to root out institutional racism as part of a crisis response plan for the city.

racism_in_boston

In virtually every corner of the Boston metro region, an issue that comes up frequently is how people face down institutional racism. This collection of talks draws together a diverse group of leaders and thinkers tackling distinct problems that grow out of persisting racist views.

A subset of the talks come from one day where Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh pledged to tackle racial prejudice in his city. On November 19, 2016, he acknowledged to a full house in Boston's Cutler Majestic Theater that the city has an issue with racism. Walsh and others addressed the mistakes of the past and set goals to build a more socially cohesive and resilient city.

Boston was listed as one of 100 Resilient Cities by the Rockefeller Foundation for its application to root out institutional racism as part of a crisis response plan for the city.