Longer commute for blacks exposes false promise of ‘postracial’ America

The fact that “Black commuters face longer trips to work” (Page A1, Nov. 252) is not news. It is simply a fact of life, part of the daily drudgery in which the most pervasive racism and discrimination persists in our falsely characterized “postracial” America. I think that black people know that services will almost always be less for them than for white people, and I think that most whites simply ignore the quotidian reality. What would be front-page news is if something significant were done about this reality.

As soon as the rerouting of the Orange Line to the Southwest Corridor was announced decades ago, the black community that the line once served knew the promise of filling the void was a hollow one.

Scott Cooper

Newton Highlands

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com