Posted on December 13, 2023

Boston Mayor Under Fire for ‘No Whites’ Christmas Party for City’s ‘Electeds of Color’

Ryan King, New York Post, December 13, 2023

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is not dreaming of a white Christmas — party, that is.

An invite concerning the Boston mayor’s holiday party, specifically for “Electeds of Color,” was mistakenly sent by an aide to all members of the Boston City Council.

Some 15 minutes later, that aide, Denise DosSantos, who serves as the mayor’s director of City Council relations, blasted up a follow-up email flagging the embarrassing error.

“I wanted to apologize for my previous email regarding a Holiday Party for tomorrow,” DosSantos wrote.

The white councilors were not supposed to receive an invite.


Boston’s City Council is comprised of six minority and seven white members.

The revelation of the secret “no whites” holiday party drew some backlash and sent social media aflutter.

City Councilor Frank Baker, a white Democrat bashed the move as “unfortunate and divisive,” but stressed it didn’t affect him personally.


Councilor Brian Worrell, a black Democrat who is seemingly poised to become the vice president of the Council next term, argued there wasn’t anything out of the ordinary about the party.

“We make space and spaces for all kinds of specific groups in the city and city government,” Worrell told the Boston Herald.