[Discrimination suit filed against the BHA]
Original Airdate: 5/17/1988
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports that a lawsuit has been filed against the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) to protest its discriminatory housing policies. George notes that the lawsuit charges that the BHA has discouraged minorities from moving into all-white housing projects. George adds that the city is planning to voluntarily integrate its housing projects by next year. George interviews Tanya Boman and Annie Hailey, who are among the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. Boman and Hailey talk about their experience with the BHA. George reports that both women were told that their families would be unsafe in white housing projects and that the BHA would not provide them with protection. George notes that African American families in white housing projects may be victims of harassment. George's report includes footage from an interview with Doris Bunte (BHA). Bunte denies any discriminatory practices on the part of BHA employees. George interviews James Kelly (Boston City Council). Kelly defends the BHA and denounces public housing integration. George reports that Kelly has proposed an alternative public housing integration plan that eliminates preferences for minority families applying for apartments in white housing projects. George's report includes footage from an interview with Dianne Wilkerson (NAACP). Wilkerson criticizes the city's record on public housing integration and the slow pace of change.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American lawyers
Public housing - Integration
Subject : Personal Names
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Housing Authority (BHA)
Subject : Geographic Locations
South Boston (Boston, Mass.)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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