The Boston Police Department is facing some criticism after its official Twitter account honored a white man for Black History Month in a now-deleted tweet.
The BPD made a decision to at least attempt to make things right, posting another tweet honoring Russell for his accomplishments.
FormerBoston city councilor Tito Jackson was among the legions who decried the Boston PD's tweet.
Yet today, the Boston Police Department has chosen to denigrate that heritage by praising the accomplishments of a white male exclusively because he hired a Black man.
The department later apologized for the tweet, took it down and replaced it with a tribute to Bill Russell, the first black head coach in the National Basketball Association.
During Black History Month, the accomplishments of black Americans are both remembered and celebrated. "This is inappropriate", one person responded. And what is more perplexing about this sad affair is that the Boston Police Department is headed by an African American Chief of Police who should have known better.
The Boston Police removed the tweet and issued an apology.