Boston race relations
WGBH - 05/02/2017
Boston is again making headlines and not for a good reason. Following Monday’s Red Sox game against Baltimore, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones told multiple media outlets that a fan yelled racial slurs and threw a bag of peanuts at him. The incident prompted an apology from the Red Sox, Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. But Jones says this wasn’t the first time he’s experienced racism at Fenway Park.
Is this incident a reflection of race relations in Boston? Newly-elected president of the Boston NAACP Tanisha Sullivan, Senior Vice President at Brandeis Ira Jackson, and Northeastern University athletic director Peter Roby joined Jim to discuss.