The black population rate is 12% That means that we should see 1 black person for 10 people we see in the US. Boston has a black population of 24%. However, Boston is different because up until at least 1950, Boston was 90% white. So that's only 1.5 - 2 generations to try to build up a strong enough minority to get to prominent jobs.
To be a police chief, you need 20 years experience. That means you would have to start being a police officer in 1990. And you are probably 20ish when you get the job, so born in 1970. And most of the time, your parents have kids at around 20-25. Which is 1950. And Boston was 90% white then. So it makes sense why so many white were in prominent roles. It's not racism, just a case of blacks (and other minorities) not having enough time to build up enough qualified professionals. And before anyone says anything like "the first ones moving there should be qualified." The majority of people moving to big cities are specialized laborers without college degrees. They aren't the ones from family money that can basically assure their kids of college and a great job, they have to work up to it. So they need 2-3 generations to do this. And I understand my numbers were 20 year increments, it was to make it easy. And don't give me crap that you can have kids at 16 to speed up the process. That's not the way to build up qualified professionals.
I'm by no means saying that racism isn't there. But to pull out the race card just because no "brothers" were on the screen without understanding Boston is ridiculous. I'm all for the most qualified person getting the job, regardless of anything.