‘Straight-Up Racist’: Boston State Rep Calls Out Democratic Party’s Institutional Problems

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January 3, 2018

A new crop of Democratic leaders isn’t afraid to take its own party to task—saying what has been obvious to many black voters and voters of color for years now. The latest is newly elected Boston state Rep. Nika Elugardo, who at a recent panel called out the Democrats for being “straight-up racist.”

The panel, which included other elected officials—all of them black women—was hosted by WGBH as part of their “Basic Black” program, reports Boston.com.

Mincing exactly zero words, Elugardo told host Callie Crossley, “What needs to be said in a straightforward way is that the Democratic Party is straight-up racist.” 

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