Boston’s Democrat mayor has taken to social media to post a gloating photo of her tax-payer-funded “no whites allowed” Christmas party.
Mayor Michelle Wu posted a photo of her racist party to Instagram despite a widespread backlash from her constituents and citizens across the country.
As Slay News reported, Wu caused outrage when she “accidentally” sent invites to white city workers for her “electeds of color” party.
Her office later apologized but only for sending the invites to white people who were prohibited from attending, and not for throwing a racist “holiday party” on the taxpayers’ dime.
Wu posted a photo of 17 people smiling and sitting around a dinner table at the exclusive bash which took place on Wednesday.
“Last night was my turn to host the annual holiday dinner for Boston’s elected officials of color – a special moment to appreciate that our affinity group now includes leadership across city, state, county, and federal offices,” Wu wrote in the caption alongside the photo.
Earlier this week, a member of Wu’s staff mistakenly sent the entire city council an invitation to the party at the city-owned Parkman House near the Massachusetts Statehouse.
Having realized the error, the aide sent out a second email about 15 minutes later apologizing for the initial email.
The 13-member city council is made up of six minorities and seven white members.
The white members were not invited.
38-year-old Wu, the city’s first Asian-American mayor, did not apologize for planning a party that excluded white city leaders.
Critics have panned the party as being segregationist and anti-white.
Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld accused Wu of having a history of “blatant racism.”
The exclusionary invite was criticized Wednesday by one white member of the city council as “unfortunate and divisive,” according to the Boston Herald.
However, black City Councilor Brian Worrell held a different opinion and defended the invitation.
Worrell suggested the “holiday party” was merely a way to represent “all kinds of special groups” in the Boston government.
On Friday, Wu championed the dinner party as a celebration of diversity, writing that the number of minority lawmakers has grown since she was first elected to the city council in 2014.
“Not too long ago in Boston, we didn’t need such a big table to fit electeds of color,” Wu wrote in her Instagram post.
“But over my time as a City Councilor and now Mayor, following so many leaders who have paved the way, I’ve proudly watched this group grow and create space for mentorship and fellowship among many who are breaking down barriers while holding the weight of being the first or only.”
“And at the holidays, we take the time to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company!”
The photo sparked a mixed reaction online.
However, some social media users claimed Wu was pulling down unfavorable comments.
“You can delete my comment over and over commies, I will continue to celebrate your segregation efforts!” wrote one poster.
“You’re an absolute disgrace to the city of Boston!!! Shame on you,” wrote another.
Nevertheless, Wu did have supporters in the comments section.
“Great to see such diversity!” wrote one of them.
“Every American should see themselves represented in their elected officials!”
“To everyone saying this is segregation, literally every space of prominence and power has been only white people for centuries,” wrote another advocate of Wu’s actions.
“We are allowed to gather and find solidarity with other POC (people of color) [in] most every other space we are in we are a minority.
“It is okay for us to TAKE UP SPACE.”
It isn’t clear how the race-based criteria for the invites would promote “diversity” or “solidarity,” however.