Boston PD under fire for Black History Month tweet praising white coach

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Fourteen years later, each member of the Celtics' starting lineup was black, and in 1966, Auerbach passed on coaching duties to Bill Russell, who continued to play center as a player-coach until 1969.

"As lovely as all those things are that Red did, black history month is not about white men".

And iLLWritersGUILD said: 'For black history month Boston PD made a decision to honor Red Auerbach.

"Only in Boston do the police honor Red Auerbach for Black History Month", said Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson. Today we get our first look as Nas & Google Celebrate Black History Month. "This is inappropriate", one person responded.

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The police force has been criticized in the past for being disproportionately white compared to Boston's population, though the department says it is trying to increase its diversity.

In the tweet, posted Sunday night, the police chose to give a shout-out to Auerbach for giving African-Americans opportunities in basketball.

A Police Department spokesman said Evans personally reached out to community leaders on Monday to express his apologies.

Twitter uses were quick to jump onto the police department, calling the original post tone deaf, ignorant and lacking in knowledge about black history involving black people. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Boston chapter said it showed how far the country has to go in racial progress.

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"John Brown is a great abolitionist who fought against slavery at the time".

The Trumps celebrated the annual observance at the White House reception under the theme of 'African Americans in Times of War'.

Darnell Williams, Urban League of Eastern Mass. president, believes the tweet never should have been sent.

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