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Boston mayor in the clear after excluding White lawmakers from party, state AG says

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Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell is not investigating Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s “electeds of color” holiday party after four complaints were filed, citing concerns about discrimination.

The event was meant only for six city council members “of color” but was mistakenly sent to all councilors, including seven who are White.

The Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law prohibits discrimination in admission or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, among other things. (Trending: Ex-Marine Imprisoned In Russia Sends Message To Biden)

The attorney general’s spokesperson said the office “has no open investigation into this event.”

The Attorney General’s Office declined to investigate, stating that since the event was not open to the public, it does not violate the public accommodation law.

Wu has defended the event, stating that there are multiple parties where everyone is invited.

The Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law prohibits illegal acts including “making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, deafness, blindness, or any physical or mental disability, or ancestry.”

Mayor Wu’s assistant wrote, “I wanted to apologize for my previous email regarding a Holiday Party for tomorrow. 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.”

Wu said to reporters, “I think we’ve all been in a position at one point where an email went out and there was mistaken recipients so there was truly just an honest mistake.”

“There are multiple ways that we celebrate with everyone. There are several holiday parties that the entire city council and all of our elected colleagues have been invited to,” explained the Boston Mayor.

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