Discrimination Complaint Filed Against the MBTA in Response to Racial Profiling

Police Accountability, Racial Justice

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice filed a discrimination complaint with MASS DOT’s Office for Civil Rights on behalf of a Black 16 year-old who the MBTA discriminated against by improperly removing him from a train at South Station in Boston, racially profiling him as part of an alleged disorderly group of Black children. As reported in the Boston Globe, our complaint against the MBTA requests comprehensive implicit bias training to avoid similar incidents of racial profiling and discrimination in the future.

This discrimination complaint was also featured in the Bay State Banner, Boston Herald, Boston.com, Channel 5 WCVB, and Boston Magazine. Nationally, news outlets featured the complaint as featured by the Associated Press, including the Washington Times