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Mayor Marty Walsh on Kirk & Callahan: Boston isn’t a racist city

01.26.17 at 9:48 am ET
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In recent weeks, several ESPN personalities have derided Boston as a racist city. In an appearance on Kirk & Callahan Thursday, Mayor Marty Walsh said the accusations trouble him.

“That stuff bothers me. When I read that, I get upset about it, because in the past we’ve had problems,” he said. “Obviously Bill Russell’s problems have been very well documented. Other folks’ have been very well documented. It’s another issue that we’re working on. I don’t like the label of having a racist city. I think it’s important for us to be a fully inclusive city.

“It’s not even about athletes coming to our city to play in the city. I think it’s about making sure that when people come to our city –– I know and I feel that Boston is a world class city. One of the best cities in the world. And to have people label us? Yeah, that bothers me. It should bother all of us.”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW WITH MAYOR MARTY WALSH

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