Yes, this is an actual tweet from the publicly funded NPR:
Screenshot, because they deleted it:
Can you believe it??
"We're so happy for this historically diverse appointment, but she's Asian so she's not really diverse enough..."
What a bunch of clowns!
UPDATE: This is what they replaced it with...
The headline of the actual article is almost worse. Here's another screenshot in case they memory hole it:
See, I'm over here wondering what Michelle Wu's qualifications are for being mayor of Boston, and if her experience and skill are enough to manage the job.
But the wokies at NPR are over there opining about her gender and color of her skin, and then reporting on how other wokies think she's a "disappointment" for not being black!!
Many in Boston were hopeful that this would be the year, in this time of racial reckoning, that Boston might elect its first Black mayor, as most of the nation's 30 largest cities have already done.
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."
I can't make it up!
Even other lefties thought this was in bad taste:
Imagine being this upset because someone with certain a certain skin color didn't get a job that you wanted them to get based totally on how skin color fit into your subjective framework of ethnicity and societal power dynamics.
In the olden days (of five minutes ago), we used to call such people "racists."
Fortunately, there are still a few sane people out there:
Imari Paris Jeffries, executive director of King Boston, the group building a memorial on Boston Common to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Paris Jeffries says he also feels "grief" that a Black candidate didn't make the cut this year. But while important symbolically and psychically, he says, a candidate's race should not be the determinant in any race.
"In this anti-racist discourse, I don't think we're going to find identical twins of our experience in order for [candidates] to empathize," he says. "I think we have to start creating a larger tent and find common ground together."
Obviously, this man hasn't gotten the memo on what exactly "anti-racism" is and how it forces us to burn that "larger tent" to the ground.
For her part, outgoing Acting Mayor Janey struck a similar message, insisting her time in the corner office did push Boston forward, and left the city better off than it had been, largely because she approached every issue —from housing to schools and health care — "through a lens of racial equity."