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City Councilor Tito Jackson and Mayor Martin Walsh strike a conciliatory pose during a ribbon cutting.

City Councilor Tito Jackson and Mayor Martin Walsh strike a conciliatory pose during a ribbon cutting.

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Race, politics & protest in 2017

Mayoral race, racism in Boston dominated headlines last year

As the year 2017 dawned, much of America was focused on the incoming administration of President Donald Trump, who rode to electoral victory in the 2016 campaign with divisive campaign rhetoric and a vague pledge to “make America great again.”