I just saw the movie Departed that was set in Boston. It started out with a flashback to 1970s. It showed clips of the school busing incidents where whites threw rocks at black kids trying to get to school as well as the famous incident that AG has talked about where a brotha was attacked by a mob and assaulted with an American flag pole. Anyway - as you can imagine - as someone who lived through that, it conjured up some interesting memories/feelings!
Nevertheless there was a classic line from the movie that has stuck with me. One of the protagonists (Matt Damon's character) was graduating from the state police academy and he was talking with a fellow classmate - who was black. The black guy was talking about how tough it was being black then etc. - and Damon's character said something like "hey you don't have to tell me - being a black man in Boston you're fucked"!