That’s right. The geniuses over at public radio in Boston got over their woke skis when covering Boston’s new mayor by kvetching that she wasn’t the intersectional figure they were hoping for.
Michelle Wu is Asian.
As NPR noted, “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.”
Shame on you, Michelle, I guess.
It’s an odd way to cover a mayoral race.
The article is really gross, actually.
Three Black candidates were in the race, and one even had the advantage of running as an incumbent, after automatically inheriting the job – as an interim- when former Mayor Marty Walsh left to become Secretary of Labor in the Biden administration. And yet, neither Acting Mayor Kim Janey, nor the others, even made it to the final run-off election this month.
"I got home, and I cried," says Danny Rivera, an artist and civil rights activist in Boston. "I cried my eyes out because I don't know the next time we'll see a Black mayor in our city."
You cried your eyes out?
Because the person who is the chief executive of the municipal government has a particular skin color?
It says a lot that there are grown adults who have their happiness tethered to pigmentation.
But, of course, NPR wasn’t through.
Twenty-year-old Nia Ashleigh, a student at the Berklee School of Music, also felt let down that none of the Black candidates had enough support to be ultimately viable, but she says, she was not surprised.
"It's just one of those things where it feels like what else is new?" she quipped.
What else is new, Nia, is that you’re an entitled, spoiled brat. Political races are won on skill, communication, and organization, among other things, and Michelle Wu beat the field.
No one likes a twenty-year-old defeatist.
The article goes on like that until it concludes with acting Mayor Kim Janey praising herself for making her decisions, "through a lens of racial equity."
It’s obvious that NPR also operates "through a lens of racial equity." I just wish it wasn’t done on my dime.