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"How Racist is Boston?" & # 39 ;: The Daily Show & # 39; is the newest thing to ask the question – Boston.com

"How Racist is Boston?" & # 39 ;: The Daily Show & # 39; is the newest thing to ask the question – Boston.com

Almost a year until the day a banner about anti-racism by fans of Fenway Park about the Green Monster was developed, the subject Boston's racist reputation gets national attention. And (again) it is done with more than a little bit of comedy.

In a segment broadcast on Wednesday night, "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" correspondent Roy Wood Jr. to Fenway Park and The Boston Globe offices to ask the question: "How racist is Boston?"

The play, which was filmed in June, began with the re-viewing of the history of racism by the Red Sox, the desegregation of schools in the 1970s and even the reports from fans of Fenway Park last year with racist comments. Wood asked Globe& # 39; S Spotlight Team about his recent series on racism in Boston and how much Boston earned the reputation.

Globe reporter Akilah Johnson explained that racism is more than just attitudes, where the incredible inequality between the median of white and black families is mentioned. A 2015 report found that the average net worth of households was $ 247,500 for whites – and only $ 8 for blacks. Around the. To paraphrase GlobeNo, that is not a typo.

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