The tea party is out in Boston. The “Electeds of Color Party” is in.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s office sent out an email earlier this week announcing an “Electeds of Color Holiday Party” to the Boston City Council. Seven of the council’s 13 members are white, which apparently meant they weren’t welcome at the party.

Conservative Boston radio host Howie Carr called it the mayor’s “Wu Klux Klan” party. 

Wu, who is Asian American, sort of apologized, but more or less defended the event.

The mayor said it was all a misunderstanding. These kinds of parties have been going on for years, apparently.

“There are many events that are private events for all sorts of groups, so we’ve clarified that and look forward to seeing everyone at one of the dozens of opportunities to celebrate the holidays,” Wu told reporters, according to The Associated Press.

Wu, the daughter of immigrants from Taiwan, explained that people of all races could actually attend the festivities after all. How kind of her.

“We had individual conversations with everyone so people understand that it was truly just an honest mistake that went out in typing the email field,” Wu said.

And what exactly was that honest mistake? This wasn’t a typo; the language was clear. Is the mistake that the public found out?

This seems to be part of a pattern for the Boston mayor.

“I’m getting used to dealing with problems that are expensive, disruptive, and white … I’m talking about snowflakes, snowstorms, snowflakes!” she said at a St. Patrick’s Day prayer breakfast last year.

It hardly needs to be said, but if a white mayor had put out a Christmas party invitation saying something like “A White Christmas for Whites,” the meltdown in response would have triggered a “national conversation.” It would have sparked an endless number of corporate media op-eds about enduring racism in America.

No defense or apology would have sufficed. There would have been calls for resignation and possibly even riots in the city.

But the Boston mayor’s invitation was treated as just an innocent mistake and maybe not even a mistake.

In fact, the Boston mayor and members of the City Council basically doubled down. Was this a joke or actually part of a phenomenon that the Left now supports and approves of?

One councilor actually spoke about the need for segregated public spaces.

“It is not at all divisive, it is creating spaces for people and communities and identities with shared experiences to come together,” said Ruthzee Louijeune, councilor at-large, according to NBC News. “We are still breaking barriers, and it is so important for us to carve out and create that space.”

The Left often insists that the legacy of segregation in America is part of our generally racist legacy as a nation and what makes our history exceptionally bad. Their answer to this, apparently, is more segregation.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk was likely referencing this in a post Friday on X, his social media platform. 

“DEI must DIE,” Musk wrote, referring to so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. “The point was to end discrimination, not replace it with different discrimination.”

The woke among us have determined that colorblind institutions and laws are racist. The “only remedy to past discrimination is current discrimination,” as the venerated high priest of anti-racism, Ibram X. Kendi, has said.

So the Left has adopted a form of racialized Marxism that boils people down to race and divides them into oppressor and oppressed groups. They mean to marginalize—they love that word—anyone who fits into one of the “baddie” categories or simply doesn’t get with the program.

Jews are one of the more recent “bad” groups, which is why the Left is willing to let vicious antisemites rage out of control on college campuses.

Marxism has been racialized and repackaged to consume America and the rest of the West.

Segregated spaces have become common on college campuses, where separate graduation ceremonies are conducted for different racial categories. This has been going on for years.

According to a 2019 report from the National Association of Scholars, 125 colleges held segregated graduation ceremonies. This is becoming the norm among our elite.

As with most of the awful societal trends plaguing our nation, what starts on college campuses doesn’t stay on college campuses. Of course, our elites will copy and paste their campus activities onto the government and corporate world.

DEI is the moral rot that has destroyed higher education and seeped into almost all aspects of our society.

Unfortunately, what we’re seeing is the resegregation of America, and it’s certainly not by mistake. Our society has been re-racialized by woke fanatics who now hold sway in our country’s most elite institutions.

Right now, what’s standing in opposition is the good sense of the average American—and maybe some civil rights laws. But how long will those things hold up when DEI has become a kind of established ideological religion in this country?

We have to take it seriously, because the DEI cultists take it seriously and they have enormous power. The ethos needs to be condemned and drained from society like poison from a wound.

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