Boston police apologize for honoring white coach in tweet during Black History Month

Boston police apologize for honoring white coach in tweet during Black History Month
Red Auerbach (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[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.

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A reporter for Mother Jones ribbed the BPD when the outlet solicited reader contributions to a Black History Month story.

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