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Since the election, my daily historical reading has taken on a different tone. Not in the sense of what I am reading, which hasn’t changed. But rather, my reactions to it are quite different. The repeal of Reconstruction makes me even angrier than before, the failures of the civil rights movement to go further moved […]

Urban Renewal

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On October 16, 2015

I’m not sure how many museum exhibits have dealt with the disaster that is urban renewal honestly, especially in the affected neighborhood. So I really want to see this exhibit. In part so I can

Dead Bid Walking

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On March 23, 2015

The ridiculous attempt to put the Olympics in Boston in 2024 is dying on the vine. Hosting the Olympics is a terrible idea for any city. For a old, cramped, expensive city like Boston with no room to

Prison Labor Clearing Boston Snow

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On February 16, 2015
Even if you think that prisoners are better off doing work outside than being stuck in their cells, I hope we can all agree that prisoners being paid 20 cents an hour to shovel the mountains of snow that have walloped Boston is more than a little inappropriate. Share
The Boston public school system is eliminating history and social science departments, merging them with other departments that don’t matter because they aren’t on the standardized tests. No doubt this is paving the way for the same thing to happen on the university level to the non-STEM departments. Share

Busing

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On March 14, 2013

The end of an era in Boston, as school busing is officially ended. It’s true that busing didn’t really work very well. It was a clunky approach to a horrible problem of school inequality.

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