Court-ordered desegregation was implemented in response to the longstanding unequal allocation of resources in Boston’s public schools.
Because workers accept it. If they would stand up, they could change things. — James Young, Retired, Roxbury
The Bureau of Labor Statistics in a wage survey found that fast food workers are the poorest paid of any workers in the country.
Many low-income workers are better off on public benefits that pay for housing, food, and health care than they are working a minimum wage job. A Harvard economist argues that allowing people to continue to collect benefits while employed would ...
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the birth rate for teens 15-19 years old has dropped from 57 percent in 1991 to 26 percent today. The decline in teen births has saved the government $12 billion ...
We need an open dialogue with the police in our community, and we need to respect ourselves. The tone for our community today should be unity and love of self. — C1 Clifton Brathwaite, Political Consultant, Hyde Park
A majority of students in United States schools are now people of color, adding to the urgency of education reform.
Blacks make up nearly 70 percent of the population of Ferguson, Mo., yet there’s just one black person on the town’s board of selectmen and just three of the town’s 53 officers are black. Voter turnout among blacks in Ferguson ...
Yes. It’s imperative that we put people in office who will benefit our community. — Delmariato Grice, Construction, Roxbury
Leading Wall Street firms are now acknowledging the deleterious effects of income inequality on economic growth in the United States.
Book on Native Americans can give children a broader perspective on Native Americans and the natural world.
Criticism of President Obama’s response to the Islamic State’s murder of James Foley ignores the broader implications of the president’s response.
Countless studies and surveys of police and public attitudes show that young black males are far more likely to be stopped, searched and arrested than white males. It's at times only a short step from that to a deadly altercation.
It’s an age-old problem. We need to build better race relations. We need to get police officers to learn how to work with black people. — Anthony Brewer, State Employee, Roxbury
Police shootings of unarmed black men will continue until blacks amass political power.