Lately, the news has been full of stories where racism clearly seems to be at play.

In Boston, several stories about the troubles facing a minority-owned restaurant in the Seaport District might have left some thinking race and a lack of neighborhood diversity is to blame.

But some say the media is just cooking up controversy and the restaurant's struggles are no different from others in that area.

Host Emily Rooney and the panel – Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, Callie Crossley of WGBH News, Adam Reilly of WGBH News, and Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News and World Report – discussed the coverage.