Tag: Boston

Harvard Director Latest #Becky, Harasses Biracial Toddler

In what seems to be an ongoing saga of white people not minding their business, #SidewalkSusie, offensively, interfered with mom, Alyson Laliberte, and her child while the toddler played outside of their Cambridge home. The filmed interaction, which has now gone viral, showed Theresa Lund, a Harvard University-affiliated research executive…

Trump Encourages Racists, Says Celtics' Jaylen Brown

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown opened up about his experience with racism growing up in Marietta, Ga., and how he thinks President Donald Trump emboldens racists. In London for Thursday’s NBA game, where the Celtics, the leading team in the Eastern conference, will face the Philadelphia 76ers,Brown spoke of painful…

LGBT Veterans Banned from Boston St. Pat's Parade, Politicians Boycott

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced they will not participate in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade after organizers told an LGBT veterans group its members could not march. “If veterans’ groups aren’t allowed to march in that parade for whatever reason, then I’ll probably do something…

Study: Uber, Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against Blacks with 'African American-Sounding Names'

Researchers found that ride-sourcing companies are not exempt from practicing racial discrimination. By Sheryl Estrada Uber and Lyft drivers discriminate against Blacks with frequency especially Black males with “African American-sounding names,” according to a new study. The new ride-sourcing phenomenon hasn’t served as a break from the transportation industry’s history…

High Court Says Black Men May Have Valid Reason to Run from Police

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court said Black men may be trying to “avoid the recurring indignity of being racially profiled.” By Sheryl Estrada A ruling by The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court indicated when a Black man flees from police he might not be hiding criminal activity, but rather reacting to…

Lindsey Graham Minimizes Charleston Shooter's Intentions

Senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham did not hold back when it came to his comments about convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In fact, he asked President Obama’s administration to consider Tsarnaev an “enemy combatant“: This man, in my view, should be designated as a potential enemy combatant and we…