Boston, Boston University, Jim Mckay discussed on WBZ Afternoon News


The beaches sunning clouds on Friday. Couple of showers, especially in the afternoon. I have 75 Saturday for independent states. Partly sunny. Still can't rule out a shower high in the low to mid 70 68. Right now. In Boston, a revered man is under arrest for allegedly spray painting swastikas on a Muslim woman's car. Last month, police a 38 year old Jason Pack, Mucha was taken into custody and charged with Effacement of property and property damage for the purpose of intimidation. Along with the swastikas. The words white power was spray painted near the horns. Car reveres mayor says that hatred will not be allowed in the city. Boston University is considering a name change for its longtime mascot, Rhett, the Boston terrier. Red is named after the male lead character and gone with the wind. The school's primary colors. Scarlett could be seen as a reference to the stories female lead in a letter from the BU President Robert A. Brownie, says that with the racist A recent nationwide protest against racial injustice. It is time to question whether it is appropriate to continue using the name Rhett for the mascot given Gone with the way this portrayal of the American Civil War and post War reconstruction. Emancipation Group statue depicting President Lincoln and the newly freed slave that sits in parks where in Boston is coming down after a vote from the Boston Art Commission, local artists that helped lead to all this action. Spoke to the BBC's Jim McKay date has not been said on when the statue will be taken down. But the plans were in the works. There will even be a ceremony when it takes place artist Tori Bullock first started a petition to have it removed and placed in a museum. He says the whole process hearing different opinions has been truly helpful to the larger discussion of what's going on in America. Right now. The city of Boston provided such a cool space for everyone to hear all perspectives and being completely really there was nothing that people said that swayed my position. But there was definitely things that people said that maybe say, Oh, that I didn't understand that people didn't see what I saw when they looked at that The statue was paid for by recently freed black Americans. However, they had no role in designing it. Now there will be new sign it at the sighted Park Square, explaining the events that took place with the statue's creation and removal. Jim McKay w B z Boston's NewsRadio. Meantime, the mayor of Richmond, Virginia's ordered the removal of Confederate statues under emergency powers. The mayor says he ordered the immediate removal of.

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