In last week’s Sunday Arts story “Race matters at this year’s IFFBoston,” you attribute the quote “this is not a typo,” about the glaring racial wealth disparities in Boston, to James Rutenbeck, a white documentarian who makes the comment in his film “A Reckoning in Boston.”
In fact, the original quotation — that, at $8, the median net worth of Black Bostonians was “no typo” — is from Akilah Johnson, a former Globe reporter, who is Black, writing under her own byline on Dec. 11, 2017.
A rather ironic twist to your headline.
Marlene G. Fine
The writer is a professor emerita in the department of communications at Simmons University and coauthor of “Let’s Talk Race: A Guide for White People.”