State Senator Jamie B. Eldridge says the 2000 Massachusetts constitutional amendment is fundamentally anti-democratic. “It’s a disenfranchisement that disproportionately impacts African Americans and Latinos, given the makeup of our prison population,” he says. “So I see it as another form of a sort of modern Jim Crow.”
Cambridge activists have set a bold goal: bringing transit fatalities in the city to zero, forever.
However, a peek inside one of the cubicles transforms the room from a mundane suite into a playground lifted straight from the mind of a mad scientist.
To some, this is little more than another bubble to fill on a fifteen-page form or test. But do these multiple choice options oversimplify the nuances of one’s racial identity?