‘It's that very contrast that inspired leaders of Lexington ...’:
Sometimes I wonder about the CSM. They’re based in Boston, but sometimes don’t seem to know Boston. This article on METCO
is a case in point. It brings up Lexington’s pioneering efforts with METCO, a truly good-intentioned program worthy of support, but doesn’t mention the full context of METCO’s creation in regards to school desegragation and bussing. ... For that full context, one has to read ‘Common Ground’
to discover some interesting tales about Lexington of the ‘60s. It ain’t pretty. J. Anthony Lukas covers Lexington’s not-so-welcoming response to blacks attempting to buy homes in Lexington at the very time they were creating METCO. Suburban guilt and hypocrisy were also at play, as Lukas notes.