Apparently the Harvard Police and others at Harvard have been less than welcoming to black students and faculty around the campus in Cambridge. As Harvard's campus and police force develop a greater presence here, what does this mean for the 4% of Allston/Brighton residents who are black and the 31% of A/B residents who are not white? And the neighborhood closest to Harvard's expansion is much more racially diverse (55% white) than A/B as a whole (69% white).
It is ironic that I saw this Globe article just after reading the section of the BRA's Scoping Determination for Harvard's Master Plan that emphasizes permeability and that Harvard's campus should be "a welcoming relationship for non-Harvard members of the Allston community and for visitors."
Black students, faculty hope Harvard police review sparks wider dialogue on race - The Boston Globe