I don't know what the big deal is? I'm sure if the Mayor had a Christmas Party for everyone except those of color it would be perfectly fine. I think the best way to get rid of racism is to promote it 24/7/365!
Boston mayor under fire for ‘no whites’ Christmas party for city’s ‘Electeds of Color’
By Ryan King, NY Post
Published Dec. 13, 2023
An invite concerning the Boston mayor’s holiday party, specifically for “Electeds of Color,” was mistakenly sent by an aide to all members of the Boston City Council.
Some 15 minutes later, that aide, Denise DosSantos, who serves as the mayor’s director of City Council relations, blasted up a follow-up email flagging the embarrassing error.
“I wanted to apologize for my previous email regarding a Holiday Party for tomorrow,” DosSantos wrote.
The white councilors were not supposed to receive an invite.
“I did send that to everyone by accident, and I apologize if my email may have offended or came across as so,” the aide added. “Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.”
Boston’s City Council is comprised of six minority and seven white members.
The revelation of the secret “no whites” holiday party drew some backlash and sent social media aflutter.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu was reportedly asked to host the party for the ‘Electeds of Color’ crew.
City Councilor Frank Baker, a white Democrat bashed the move as “unfortunate and divisive,” but stressed it didn’t affect him personally.
“I don’t really get offended too easily,” Baker told the Boston Herald. “To offend me, you’re going to have to do much more than not invite me to a party.”
“I find it unfortunate that with the temperature the way it is, that we would further that division,” Baker said.
Others fended off criticism of the shindig.
Councilor Brian Worrell, a black Democrat who is seemingly poised to become the vice president of the Council next term, argued there wasn’t anything out of the ordinary about the party.
“We make space and spaces for all kinds of specific groups in the city and city government,” Worrell told the Boston Herald.
“This is no different, and the Elected Officials of Color has been around for more than a decade.”
Conservative social media was less than enthused by news of the racially segregated holiday party.
“Mayor Wu is NOT dreaming of a white Christmas. And she will NOT be serving white wine tonight. Or white-meat chicken. No palefaces invited to Parkman House powwow!” New England radio host Howie Carr joked on X.
“So in Boston, you can’t attend the mayor’s holiday party if you are white. How much longer are Americans going to tolerate this left-wing racist crap?” conservative X user Rod Dreher wrote.
“Ladies and Gentlemen (And those who are confused) Right in time for the holiday season – Introducing a new “ebonic” term – (don’t make fun – it’s cultural) ‘ Electeds of Color,'” radio host Bo Snerdley said.
Earlier this year, Wu became engulfed in controversy for a so-called “enemies” list.
She became the first female of color and Asian American elected to serve as mayor of The Hub back in 2021.