For Immediate Release - April 27, 2012

Treasurer Steven Grossman’s Statement Deploring Racist Comments Following Bruins Loss

Treasurer Steven Grossman issued the following statement today in response to a series of racially motivated comments on social media following the Boston Bruins loss on Wednesday to the Washington Capitals:

“I hope that each of my fellow citizens will use this reprehensible series of actions as an opportunity to teach and educate their children, family members, co-workers, and neighbors that racism, bigotry, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and ethnic stereotyping have no place whatsoever in our society. Each of us has a moral obligation to stand up and speak out against this kind of indefensible behavior.”