[Ed. – The nerve some whities have!]
Black History Month: That time of year where we honor important black figures in American history. You know, like Boston Celtics Coach Red Auerbach…a white guy.
“In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we pay tribute to @celtics legend #RedAuerbach for being the 1st @NBA coach to draft a black player in 1950, field an all African-American starting five in 1964 and hire the league’s 1st African-American head coach (Bill Russell) in 1966,” said a now-deleted tweet released Sunday by the Boston Police Department.
This played badly on Twitter. It doesn’t help that Boston has an ugly reputation when it comes to anti-black racism.
A reporter for Mother Jones ribbed the BPD when the outlet solicited reader contributions to a Black History Month story.