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There is nothing, and I mean no thing whatsoever, that our media says it loves more than celebrating diversity.
It is the stuff of progressive television producers’ dreams. Newspapers and websites have departments and sections that deal with little else. But it turns out that not all diversity is created equal in the eyes of our pundits and scribes. In fact, there are some very strict rules about what kind of diversity should be celebrated most, if at all.
Take the curious case of a now deleted tweet from National Public Radio, the soundtrack of progressive Volvo owners everywhere. The tweet was an accurate summation of their article attached to it that reported how the election of Boston’s first Asian mayor, Michelle Wu, was met with mixed reaction by some who wished a Black candidate had won the keys to Beantown.
Michelle Wu after she is sworn in as mayor, becoming the first woman and first person of color elected to the office, in Boston, Massachusetts, Nov. 16, 2021. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
It is not entirely clear why NPR chose to delete