Jackson was right, then wrong…

According to the Herald:

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who infuriated Mayor Thomas M. Menino and others this week by saying Boston has a long way to go in the fight for racial equality, called hizzoner yesterday to apologize.

I think that Menino and others overreacted to Jackson’s orginal comments. In fact, I think Jackson’s observations were fairly accurate. Have me made progress? Sure. But, Boston is still one of the most racially segregated metropolitan areas in North America. It is ironic that Jackson took a swipe at Harvard — their Civil Rights Project, has been one of the most dogged research groups exposing the continued discrimination in our housing market.
Menino doth protest too much, methinks.

1 Comment so far

  1. Dave Graham (unregistered) on July 30th, 2004 @ 1:18 am

    Frankly, any time the Rev. is around, you gotta watch what you say. We had the same trouble in LA with him spouting off about good ‘ol R. King. In any case, if you’re (meaning Rev. JJ) going to preach to the masses, at least have some personal credibility (that goes for everyone in politics, btw.)

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