14 Feb Mike Violette on Sports–The Intersection of Race and Sports
Boston police have faced heavy criticism for a now-deleted Black History Month tweet that celebrated a white man.
The original post on the department’s official Twitter account Sunday was in honor of the late former Celtics coach Red” Auerbach. The department tweeted that it was paying tribute to Auerbach for being the first NBA coach to draft a black player, start five African-American players and hire the NBA’s first African-American head coach.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called the original tweet “completely inappropriate and a gross misrepresentation of how we are honoring Black History Month in Boston.”
But Mike Violette doesn’t understand the furor. If you missed Mike on the Valentine’s Day WCME Midcoast Morning Buzz, you can hear it here.