Well, first of all, I was riffing off Che’s joke.
Maybe ask a person of color who has been to Boston why they’d say that, then? I’m going on what they say. If they experience racism in a place, who am I to ignore that. If a black guy who does stand up is making a joke about boston being racist (or the most racist city), maybe there is a reason for that (even if it’s overstating the case, for a joke). [quote=“LearnedCoward, post:543, topic:93556”]
Boston does seem highly segregated, but so do Chicago and Cincinnati.
At some point white Americans need to come to terms with the racism in every part of the country and believe black people when they say they experience it, instead of having knee jerk reactions to criticism. If we can’t come to term with our past and present, then we may as well just concede to the nazis, fold it in, and live blind. I don’t reject it when people talk about racism here (which, despite being a black majority city does exist - look at the belt line project and what’s about to happen to the West side, home of a large historically black community and the Atlanta University Center).