Boston Suburb Awards $11M To Black Firefighter 11 Years After He 'Complained About Racism'


The Brookline Fire Department closes Station 5 on Babcock Street in Coolidge Corner in Brookline, MA, pictured on March 24, 2020. | Source: Boston Globe / Getty

Brookline, a town adjacent to Boston, is saying "I'm sorry for my white supremacist ways" with its wallet after awarding a Black firefighter $11 million to settle a six-year-old lawsuit over an 11-year-old racist altercation. But, according to members of the committee, the town's history of maintaining a culture of racism goes far deeper than one incident.... Read more


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