The Melnea Cass Recreation Complex in Roxbury is usually home to community groups, local sports teams and after-school activities. Right now, though, it's a temporary home for dozens of unhoused migrant families, many of whom were sleeping at Logan Airport before Gov. Maura Healey turned the complex into temporary shelter earlier this week.
Healey's move has sparked pushback, with some critics asking why the state is using a facility in a neighborhood where most residents are people of color to respond to the ongoing migrant crisis.
Adam Reilly is joined by GBH News reporter Sarah Betancourt and Louis Elisa, a former head of the Boston branch of the NAACP who also has extensive disaster-management experience, to discuss the center's repurposing and the questions it raises.
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