Could a a black woman and a Latino male win the Boston mayor’s race primary election?
Yes, its possible the numbers are suggesting.
In Boston, 198,000 voters are minority and 40,000 are unregistered says Kevin Peterson of the New Democracy Coalition .
He should know because he helped shaped redistricting plans.
There are many candidates in the race who are white males and votes will be shared among them.
So, if experts are right about how many votes it will take to win the primary, the two leading minorities are in.
This was among the topics discussed on the Basic Black Live: Politics, Scandals, and Legacies TV segment on ‘GBH2 last week.
Click the link to view the full streaming episode. In the discussion were panelists :
- Callie Crossley, host, Under the Radar, 89.7 WGBH Radio
- Kim McLarin, author, Divorce Dog: Men, Motherhood and Midlife
– Phillip Martin, senior reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio
- Kevin Peterson, executive director, The New Democracy Coalition
- Kenneth Cooper, editor, The Trotter Review, Trotter Institute, UMass Boston