Boston Mayor Calls For Citywide Dialogue On Race

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In his first State of the City address, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called for a long overdue dialogue on race and class in the city.

In addition to plans to improve public schools, build more affordable housing, develop the city's innovation economy and provide more services for the homeless and recovery community, Walsh proposed a citywide effort to finally come to terms with the lingering effects of the city's busing crisis 40 years ago.


Joyce Linehan, chief of policy for the city of Boston. She tweets @ashmont.

Marie St. Fleur, president and CEO of the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children, which tweets @BTWIC and former state representative of parts of Dorchester and Roxbury.


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This article was originally published on January 14, 2015.

This segment aired on January 14, 2015.


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