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James Kelly accuses the media of ignoring "black on white violence"
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[Interview with James Kelly]
Original Airdate: 10/12/1979

Length: 00:12:09
Item Type: newstape - original footage


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Description : Abstract
Howard Husock interviews James Kelly (South Boston Information Center) outside of the South Boston Information Center. Kelly talks about a meeting he has called to discuss "black on white crime". Kelly indicates that the meeting is not for "whites only." Kelly talks about the shooting of Darryl Williams (African American Jamaica Plain student) and contends that the shooting was not racially motivated. Kelly accuses the media of bias in reporting on incidents of racial violence and says that whites must bring more attention to racially motivated crime against whites. Kelly indicates that he would consider participating with African American community leaders in a meeting to condemn racial violence, and blames media interferance for forcing the cancellation of his meeting with William Owens (State Senator) to discuss racial violence. Kelly says that he resents media efforts to draw him into the mayoral debate between Kevin White (Mayor of Boston) and Joseph Timilty (mayoral candidate). Kelly talks about his efforts to establish his independence from all political figures. He expresses his resentment at media coverage suggesting that he is being manipulated by White. Kelly refutes rumors that White got him his job at the Boston Marine Industrial Park. He notes that he represents the interests of the South Boston community at the Boston Marine Industrial Park; that he is well qualified for the job; that he was encouraged by community leaders to take the job; and that similar jobs around the city are held by members of the African American community.




Contributor : Reporter
Howard Husock
Format : Tape A248   Barcode   
3/4" cassette 77044 
VHS cassette 77062 
Betacam cassette 69821 
digital betacam cassette 69875 

Subject : Keywords
Mass media
Municipal government
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Husock, Howard
Kelly, James
Owens, William
White, Kevin
Williams, Darryl

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Marine Industrial Park
South Boston Information Center (SBIC)

Type : Genre
News - Unedited



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