(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell revealed that there was no probe into Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s office invitation to a holiday party for only “electeds of color” despite the discrimination complaints that had been filed.
In December the Boston Herald reported that an email had been sent from Wu’s office to city hall staff which was only meant to be addressed to the six city council members “of control” but had accidentally been sent to all councilors, including those who were White.
Following the invite excluding the seven White councilors was sent out, the attorney general reportedly received four complaints against the mayor citing concerns about public accommodation law violations.
However, a spokesperson for the office of the attorney general noted that there is currently no open investigation of the event.
The four complaints had been filed by three out-of-state people, while one did not confirm their state of residence.
The Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law specifically prohibits any discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, deafness, blindness, or any physical or mental disability, or ancestry.”
However, the Attorney General’s Office has noted that there won’t be an investigation as the event was not open to the public, and as such the law in question did not apply to it.
Wu faced a lot of backlash for the invitation but has defended the event. She further noted that the invitation being sent out to all council members was an “honest mistake” and that everyone knew what it was like to have sent out an email by mistake.
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