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Boston Police apologize for honoring a white man in Black History Month tweet

The department posted a photo of a statue of former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach that said, “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.”

Some Twitter users pointed out that the tweet was tone-deaf and the department could have chosen a person of color, say, Bill Russell, to honor instead.


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