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Chronz
10-17-2013, 01:08 AM
http://www.celticstown.com/2010/12/01/on-bill-russell-racism-and-russells-long-overdue-statue/


If Bobby Orr, Ted Williams and Red Auerbach all have statues standing in Boston, why not Bill Russell? The answer to that could be simple ó private funding is necessary to fund these statues, and I doubt statues come cheap. Or it could be a lot more complicated ó one word, race.

Iím not normally one to pull the race card, but in this case itís difficult not to. Russellís the greatest winner in Boston history (which is natural, since heís the greatest winner in sports history), and arguably the greatest individual athlete ever to play in the city. Yet he doesnít have a statue, while two other (white) athletes do. Really, though, did Boston ever call Bill Russell its own? Even when Russell won 11 rings, there was a racial dynamic, a complicated tension, between Russell and the city.



FINALLY!!!

PurpleLynch
10-17-2013, 09:42 AM
http://www.celticstown.com/2010/12/01/on-bill-russell-racism-and-russells-long-overdue-statue/



FINALLY!!!

Finally indeed.