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NPR: ‘Anti-racist’ activists distraught ...

...that Boston elected Asian woman as mayor

the anti-racists believe Asians and certain other ethnic groups don't play into the victimhood mentality. And probably were told they and blacks don't get along or something. More saviours to the rescue..

NPR: ‘Anti-racist’ ac... (msn.com)

Boston scored a twofer this year when it elected Michelle Wu as mayor. She is not only the first woman in the city's history elected to the office, but she will also be Boston's first nonwhite mayor.

And that's not good enough, say "anti-racist" activists quoted this week by NPR. Real racial equality won’t be achieved until a black person takes the job — because Asians apparently don’t count.

Indeed, for the race-obsessed Left, Asians apparently come with a big, fat asterisk when it comes to racial diversity and equality.


“Michelle Wu, an Asian American, is the first woman and first person of color elected to lead the city," NPR reported Wednesday. "While many are hailing it as a turning point, others see it as more of a disappointment that the three black candidates couldn't even come close.”

The article claimed many Bostonians had hoped “in this time of racial reckoning” — yikes, can we please drop the “racial reckoning” cliche? — the city would at long last elect a black mayor. There was good reason this year to have hope. After all, there were three black candidates on the ballot.

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Well sure. Look how fast the racism against Asians narrative disappeared when it quickly became obvious that in the vast majority of cases it was black on Asian crime instead of white on Asian.

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djThunderfunk said:

Well sure. Look how fast the racism against Asians narrative disappeared when it quickly became obvious that in the vast majority of cases it was black on Asian crime instead of white on Asian.

almost like how the Kyle Rittenhouse outrage dropped to 10% when they found out all 3 rioters were white

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Michelle Wu Sworn In as B... (msn.com)

Michelle Wu Sworn In as Boston Mayor, First Woman and First Person of Color Elected to Post

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Michelle Wu was sworn in Tuesday as Boston mayor, becoming the city's first woman and first person of color to be elected to the position.

Wu is taking over the role from Kim Janey. According to the Associated Press, Janey was Boston's first woman and first Black resident to serve as mayor, though she was not elected to it.

Janey took over the role from Marty Walsh, who stepped down to become the U.S. secretary of labor under President Joe Biden.

"City government is special. We are the level closest to the people, so we must do the big and the small, Wu said after taking the oath of office. "After all, Boston was founded on a revolutionary promise: that things don't have to be as they always have been. That we can chart a new path for families now, and for generations to come, grounded in justice and opportunity."

Who Is Michelle Wu, First Woman And Person Of Color Elected As Boston Mayor?

During her campaign, Wu's promises included pursuing rent stabilization and a fare-free public transit system. In the AP report, Wu said she would work with partners in the state government to try to implement these proposals.

"Today I know City Hall's passageways and stairwells like my own home," she said.

The swearing-in means Wu will now face the daunting task of trying to make good on a slew of ambitious policy proposals that were the backbone of her campaign.

The biggest hurdle to Wu's rent stabilization proposal is the fact that Massachusetts voters narrowly approved a 1994 ballot question banning rent control statewide.

Wu has said her fare-free public transport proposal would strengthen the city's economy, address climate change and help those who take the bus or subway to school or work.

Like the rent control pledge, Wu can't unilaterally do away with fares on the public transit system. Wu has said she would try to work with partners in state government to make each proposal a reality.

Wu, whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan, grew up in Chicago and moved to Boston to attend Harvard University and Harvard Law School. She has two small children.

Janey made brief comments before Wu was sworn in, thanking the city for the chance to serve as mayor, even for a brief period.

"I know that Boston is in good hands and I am so proud to call you Madam mayor," Janey said to Wu.

Janey had been president of the Boston City Council before taking over as mayor, the second of the city's three mayors this year.

Janey attempted to use the status of the office in her run to replace Walsh, but she failed to garner enough votes to make it past the preliminary mayoral election that whittled the field down to two candidates—City Councilors Wu and Annissa Essaibi George.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, Democratic U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley attended the swearing-in.

Michelle Wu is the first woman and person of color elected Boston mayor. Above, Wu raises her hand as she is sworn-in as Boston Mayor during a ceremony at Boston City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 16. From left with Wu are her two sons Blaise and Cass, husband Conor Pewarski and Judge Myong J. Joun. Charles Krupa/AP Photo
© Charles Krupa/AP PhotoMichelle Wu is the first woman and person of color elected Boston mayor. Above, Wu raises her hand as she is sworn-in as Boston Mayor during a ceremony at Boston City Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 16. From left with Wu are her two sons Blaise and Cass, husband Conor Pewarski and Judge Myong J. Joun. Charles Krupa/AP Photo

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AND THERIN LIES THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH LIBERALS AND THE LEFT

THEY WILL NEVER BE HAPPY UNTIL THEY EAT THEIR OWN AND DESTROY THE US

LIBERALISM IS A DISEASE

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NPR deletes and apologizes for 'causing harm' with tweet on Boston Mayor Wu's victory over three black candidates

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NPR apologized for promoting an article with a tweet expressing disappointment that three black candidates lost the Boston mayoral election to Michelle Wu, an Asian American.

The news outlet deleted the tweet, acknowledged it was "causing harm," and updated the headline to focus on the black candidates who lost instead.

"We realize we don't always get things right the first time, and our previous tweet/headline misrepresented the story," NPR wrote on social media. "We deleted the previous tweet, which was causing harm, and have updated the story."

NPR deletes and apologize... (msn.com)

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