Facing calls to ramp up efforts to address systemic racism in the city, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Monday he’s hired Dr. Karilyn Crockett as his administration’s chief of equity.

Crockett, an MIT lecturer and urban planning expert who previously worked in City Hall as director of economic policy and research, and director of small business development, was appointed to fill the new cabinet-level position.

“For far too long, Boston City Hall has been an agent of racism, exclusion, and old…

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