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Boston Mayor Excludes White People From Holiday Party In Racist Email, Then Tries To Apologize

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Boston’s Democratic mayor, Michelle Wu, faced criticism after an email invitation to a holiday party that excluded White people.

The email was sent to all city councilors, but meant only for minority councilors. Wu’s aide apologized for the mistake, but did not apologize for planning a party that excluded White city leaders.

“Honorable members: On behalf of Mayor Michelle Wu, I cordially invite you and a guest to the Electeds of Color Holiday Party,” the email said, according to the Boston Herald. (Trending: Here Are The Most Disturbing Ways Hunter Biden Spent His Millions)

“Fifteen minutes after the email was sent out, DosSantos apologized and clarified that the invitation was only meant for minority city councilors,” the report found.

“I wanted to apologize for my previous email regarding a Holiday Party for tomorrow,” DosSantos wrote. “I did send that to everyone by accident and I apologize if my email may have offended or came across as so. Sorry for any confusion this may have caused.”

“However, she did not apologize for planning a party that excluded White city leaders.” the report added.

Responses from city councilors varied, with some calling the exclusion “unfortunate and divisive,” while others defended the invitation as a way to represent all special groups in the Boston government.

Wu’s spokesperson stated that the “Electeds of Color” group had asked the mayor to host the annual party, and Wu is planning a holiday party for all cabinet members, city councilors, and the legislature next week.

City Councilor Frank Baker, a White man, said, “I find it unfortunate that with the temperature the way it is, that we would further division.”

“I don’t really get offended too easily,” he said. “To offend me, you’re going to have to do much more than not invite me to a party.”

Black City Councilor Brian Worrell said, “We make space and spaces for all kinds of specific groups in the city and city government. This is no different, and the Elected Officials of Color has been around for more than a decade.”

Five-term Boston city councilor Michael McCormack said, “The problem is that Boston and race, unfortunately, are synonymous. I’m just hoping it was a mistake. It’s not something that anyone in the mayor’s office should be proud of.”

Michelle Wu is the city’s first Asian American mayor.

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