I have a difficult time believing that one can hold racist ideals and not have them affect their job. This makes it all the more important that we send a clear message that we will not tolerate discrimination, especially from those who have the authority to detain and arrest people.
There were certainly some challenging times. We had divisive conversations on affordable housing in our neighborhoods and racism in our public schools, and we gathered for far too many vigils. Despite these trials, much was accomplished.
Cambridge is an amazing city. We are leading the way in so many areas that sometimes we lose sight of the great things that are happening. But despite all the prosperity and innovation that surrounds us, we are still a city with major issues to address. Here’s how we have started.