It's Never Enough: NPR Downplays Boston's First Asian Mayor Because She's Not Black

Nick Kangadis | November 17, 2021
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It’s never enough for the left. That’s why they call themselves “progressives.” There’s never an end to progression. They can’t even note a historical event without adding a caveat that it’s still not enough for them.

NPR deleted a tweet on Tuesday in which they were promoting an article about newly elected Boston Mayor Michelle Wu (D) being “the first woman and first person of color to lead the city.”

It seems as though Wu didn’t possess enough melanin to justify a tweet that didn’t point out she’s not black.

Take a look at the now-deleted tweet:

It was clever for NPR to use the phrasing they did, because it makes it seem as if it wasn’t them saying that “the three Black candidates couldn’t even come close” in Boston’s mayoral election. But they didn’t quote anyone in the caption of the tweet, did they?

And just look at the headline of that stupid article, "Cheers and some letdown as 1st elected woman and person of color becomes Boston Mayor."

NPR apparently apologized for the headline and restructured it, according to Fox News. The problem with that is they changed the focus of Wu's victory and made it primarily about Boston having to "wait longer for its 1st elected Black mayor."

It shouldn’t matter what someone’s color is — I don’t care if you’re black, white or any other color under the sun. Are you the best person for the job? If Wu ran a better campaign and the other candidates “couldn’t even come close,” then shouldn’t the criticism be directed at those candidates — regardless of race — for running such low-impact campaigns?

Not for the left, apparently. 

It doesn’t matter if someone is purple or green. Are they serving the people that elected them in a way that benefits those people? That’s the point, and NPR shows their ignorance by adding a caveat to a distinction that shouldn’t matter in the first place.

If Wu won, which she did, let her actions — not her skin color or gender — dictate her legacy.