Tuesday, March 20, 2018

David Ortiz Refutes Charges Of Racism In Boston

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David Ortiz, perhaps the most beloved athlete in Boston sports history, appeared on a podcast yesterday to discuss Boston's reputation as a racist city. Appearing on The Glass Half Empty Podcast, Ortiz stated the following: "I never lived in any racial situations in Boston. Boston was a city that loved me, (and) I loved Boston. I don’t think it’s fair to blame the whole city of Boston when a couple of knuckleheads go out there and do something stupid. That’s not fair. There’s a lot of good people in Boston. I think that racial barrier is something that’s far behind. I’m not saying that situations are not gonna be out there in cases where people feel that way. But Boston has been way over the racial statement. Me personally, I live in Boston, I lived in a neighborhood where the only black folk was me. Everybody was great to me. Everybody was wonderful to me. I think people need to start seeing and looking at Boston differently than what people say that it was back in the day." You can hear the full podcast HERE