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Boston Strong?

  • Community Church of Boston 565 Boylston St., #2 Boston, MA 02116 (map)

This exhibition seeks to spark public discussion and debate about the meaning of the popular "Boston Strong" slogan. The artists contend that there is a disparity between media coverage of the victims of last year's tragic Boston Marathon bombing, many of whom are white and live outside Boston, and media coverage of the victims of ongoing criminal assaults around Boston, many of whom are people of color and live in the city. Over 40 people have been killed in Boston, mostly by guns, since the bombing. But there is no outpouring of sympathy and financial support for those victims' families from around the Greater Boston area, and little serious talk of ameliorating the poverty that causes crime in Boston's working class neighborhoods of color.

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