Michelle Wu, mayor of Boston, during a town hall event with Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts, in Roxbury, Massachusetts, US, on Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Warren formally announced she's seeking a third term in 2024, vowing to continue pressing a progressive agenda that includes stricter rules on banks in the wake of the recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. Photographer: M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Racial Segregation Is Making A Big Comeback, Thanks To The Left


The other day, I briefly talked about a racially segregated holiday party that was just thrown by the mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu. In case you missed it, the mayor’s office only wanted to invite the non-white members of the Boston city council to the event. They wanted to exclude all the white people.

To that end, the mayor’s staff sent out a bunch of emails addressed to “electeds of color,” which is yet another example of the fact that Leftists are simply incapable of speaking English. They’re well on their way to creating their own language at this point.

But there was a problem with this party. By mistake, the mayor’s office sent out invitations to all of Boston’s city council members, including the white devils. It wasn’t just “Electeds of Color” who got an invite, seven white people got one, too. In an administration that cared about the Constitution, or basic morality, this would be a highly embarrassing episode. The mayor would apologize for discriminating on the basis of race and resign. But that’s not what happened in this case.

Instead, Wu apologized — not for the discrimination, but for accidentally sending the invitation to white people. She says that was the only error she made. Watch:

The mayor also clarified that this “Electeds of Color” party has been going on for several years, and it’s only now been discovered because of the mistake that her staff made. So rest easy, the racial discrimination is nothing new. That’s the position of the mayor’s office.

Whatever you make of that, there are a few legal experts who have suggested it might violate Massachusetts law, which doesn’t allow government officials to use city resources to enforce racial segregation. The Massachusetts Public Accommodations Act bars officials from, “making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race.” This event was held at the Parkman House, which is owned by the city, although it’s not open to the public.

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Maybe that’s the “out” here. Maybe the mayor can say that it’s legal to discriminate on the basis of race, as long as it’s in a city building that isn’t a “public accommodation.” That still doesn’t address the question of why Wu was so intent on keeping white people away from this event. 

It’s especially strange given that Wu has a white husband. You might be tempted to think that Wu just wanted to attend a holiday party without her husband around. Maybe that’s what’s going on here. She also has two half-white children — are they allowed to be at the party for half the time? Is that how that works?

But this is not a completely satisfying explanation, mainly because it does seem that the mayor has a deep-seated disdain for white people, at least in general. 

For one thing, just a year ago, Wu cracked a joke about how many “white” problems she’s had to deal with in the city. Watch:

This is the point where you have to wonder how someone like Michelle Wu became the mayor of a city like Boston, given that she clearly hates most of the city’s residents based on their skin color. In fact, even though the white population in Boston is declining, it’s still one of the whitest major cities in the country. And yet it has, arguably, the most anti-white mayor in the country.

How does that happen? Well, not a lot of people are asking that question right now, even in Boston. As I mentioned yesterday, even white members of the city council — the very people that Wu excluded from the holiday party because of their skin color — are mostly shrugging this whole episode off. They’re suggesting it’s an isolated incident, as if that would somehow make racial segregation acceptable.

But it’s not an isolated incident, not even close. You don’t hear a lot about it, but explicit anti-white discrimination is no longer unusual in this country. I’m not talking about racial bias, or affirmative action admissions, or racial preferences in hiring and promotions. Everyone knows that’s been going on. I’m talking about policies — in government, universities, and school systems — that overtly ban white people from participating.

This is a real problem. It’s not just happening at the mayor’s holiday party in Boston. Racial segregation has made a comeback in this country in a big way. You just don’t hear very much about it.


Right now, for example, a school district in Illinois is segregating its English and math classes by race. At Evanston Township High School, black and Latino students go into one classroom when it’s time to learn English, calculus, and algebra. Whites and Asians go into a different room. This is the kind of program that legal experts say is clearly unconstitutional. If anyone sued, it would be struck down immediately. But people aren’t interested in suing, at least not yet. So the program will continue. They even have a name for this whole system of racial discrimination. The school board calls it “AXLE” — for “Advancing Excellence, Lifting Everyone.”

As shocking as this sounds, it’s nothing new for Chicago. A couple of years ago, Chicago’s mayor at the time, Lori Lightfoot, announced that for one day, she wouldn’t talk to white reporters. She just straight-up said that she didn’t want to deal with them. Again, there was mostly a collective shrug from reporters in the city. Watch:

Lightfoot never apologized for that. And why would she? She understands that in Chicago — the third biggest city in the United States — open anti-white race hate isn’t just tolerated, it’s popular.

Again there are many more examples. In the wake of George Floyd’s overdose, Rice University students demanded the construction of a literal “Black House” on campus, along with segregated housing. And last year, the New York Post reported that an off-campus housing co-op at U.C. Berkeley had banned white people from the common areas. This is a five-story building called the “Person of Color Theme House.”

Here’s an excerpt from the house rules:

Many POC moved here to be able to avoid white violence and presence, so respect their decision of avoidance if you bring white guests. … White guests are not allowed in common spaces.

In fact, some white guests weren’t allowed at all. As one student reported, “‘[I] was not allowed to let my dad enter the house because he’s white.”

If you’re wondering where Berkeley’s administration stood on all of this, the answer is that they support it. Anti-white hatred is endemic at the university. Three years ago, in the summer of George Floyd, a third-year student named Seth Smith was shot in the back of the head, execution-style, while he was out for a walk. Smith’s killer was a black career criminal who mocked Smith for being white when he was arrested.

How did Berkeley administrators respond to this incident? The chancellor released this statement: “Many of you may have had a close relationship with Seth and are feeling a sense of loss and disbelief. Others, like many of us, are experiencing stress, grief and anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic and the recent murders of George Floyd, Riah Milton, and other Black Americans.”

In other words, sorry about the white kid who just got murdered. But isn’t the death of George Floyd — a felon with no connection whatsoever to Berkeley — also really upsetting? That’s what they said. Imagine being one of Seth Smith’s friends or family members and seeing that email. You’d understand the message immediately, which is that white people don’t matter.

This is a message that Berkeley has communicated a lot recently, in various ways. For example, the university recently held a blacks-only graduation ceremony. They’ve been doing this every year for a while now, but earlier this year one clip went viral. Watch:

This is state-funded segregation. And there are many more examples of it, outside of the Bay Area. As of 2019, more than 75 universities in this country offer black-only graduation ceremonies. The actual number by now is probably much higher. Harvard still hosts “affinity celebrations” for graduates, which are subdivided by skin color. White people, of course, are the only racial group that doesn’t get one.

What’s important to keep in mind is that none of these incidents were national scandals, although they obviously should have been. In many cases, the people being discriminated against don’t seem to mind that much. Those impacted by these policies could file lawsuits and, even in our court system, easily win them. A lot of this stuff just isn’t remotely legal. But nobody challenges it. Nobody sues. Nobody even objects, most of the time. And because of that ambivalence, “racial equity” is rapidly becoming what it was always going to become, which is the return of racial segregation. 

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