Is Boston a racist city? Well…

…that answer is a bit complicated.

The Boston Globe explores the divided opinions on an always controversial topic.

Race has been a long-vexing problem for Boston, from the 1950s Red Sox’ insistence on becoming the last major-league team to sign a black player (the Globe’s publisher, John Henry, bought the team in 2002), to the busing uproar of the 1970s and the police department’s handling of the 1989 Charles Stuart case.

More recently, racism burst into the civic dialogue again this spring when a Baltimore Orioles player who is black said fans hurled racial epithets at him and a “Saturday Night Live” comedian labeled Boston the country’s most racist city. Those incidents launched a municipal — and sometimes national — conversation on how the city deals with race.

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