Boston Mayor Michelle Wu proudly announced that the team members have been selected for the city’s reparations task force, putting the city’s allegedly racist history under the microscope.
The “woke” Democrat who recently came under fire for hosting a racially exclusionary dinner party said that the selection process for the academics and historians who will be tasked with revising history by cherry-picking the ugly parts out of Beantown’s past had been completed.
“I’m grateful to these teams of historians who will serve our city by documenting Boston’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the myriad legacies of slavery that continue to impact the daily lives of our city’s communities,” the mayor said in a statement.
“Through their scholarship and partnership with our task force, we will better understand the full picture of our city’s history and look forward to their comprehensive report that will build on our ongoing efforts,” Wu added.
(Video: YouTube/WCVB Channel 5 Boston)
Wu told a local news outlet that the task force was about “bringing community members in to talk about where we go from here, that we can start on a journey of healing and truth and reconciliation.”
As the first non-white person to have been elected to be mayor of Boston, the left-wing activist quickly went to work to put her stamp on the city with the reparations scam being one of her top priorities because nothing is quite as important as stealing money from white people who have never owned slaves and giving it to undeserving blacks who have never been in chains.
Wu’s racialist ideology has manifested itself in institutionalized racism as was made evident by the “Electeds of Color Holiday Party” invitation that was accidentally sent out to the uninvited white councilmembers by one of her aides last month.
The mayor was not only unapologetic for the racist snubbing of white officials but trolled her critics by posting a picture of the event on her Instagram page.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu posted her ‘Electeds of Color’ party photo to her Instagram on Thursday.
Imagine if a mayor did an ‘Electeds of White’ party.
They’d be removed from office immediately by the governor. pic.twitter.com/PB1bT7N6kp
— Paul A. Szypula (@Bubblebathgirl) December 16, 2023
With one pick stating that they would put Beantown “on trial” over its allegedly racist history, the reparations task force is unlikely to be an exercise in unbiased objectivity which is made obvious by its members’ credentials.
Among those whom the city announced would be receiving contracts are Mellon Associate Professor in Studies of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Tufts University Director of the Study of Race and Democracy and Associate Professor of History Dr. Kendra Field, and Kyera Singleton, Executive Director of the Royall House and Slave Quarters.
“Boston is on trial to redress historical injustices that flow directly and indirectly from the institution of chattel slavery, and the examination of the truth and expansion of the narrative that will give us that evidentiary pool from which to argue for repair,” L’Merchie Frazier, Member of the Reparations Task Force is quoted in the city’s statement.
“Speaking as a member of the evaluation team from the Task Force, we strove to select the most competent researchers to frame this complicated history from an archival basis of truth and fact. I am certain that these teams will provide the critical information, across centuries of study, that will elucidate claims of individuals and their descendants as direct victims of the injustice of slavery; and, with the community, enable the Task Force to form our recommendations for local reparative justice,” Frazier added.
“For four hundred years, the brutal practice of enslavement and recent policies like redlining, the busing crisis, and exclusion from City contracting have denied Black Americans pathways to build generational wealth, secure stable housing, and live freely,” Mayor Wu said in a February 2023 statement. “Our administration remains committed to tackling long standing racial inequities and this task force is the next step in our commitment as a city to advance racial justice and build a Boston for everyone.
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