It was racist and a deliberate slur for your paper today to editorially discuss and endorse candidates for city council without at least mentioning the name of Doug Bennett, who came in seventh of eight qualifying candidates in last month’s primary. I have no objection to your paper endorsing the candidates that you did. But to mention Thomas Gonzalez, who came in eight, without nary a mention of Mr. Bennett, is indicative of the paper’s anti-white bias. This also is evidenced by the lack of a mention of other such candidates as Murphy, Kenneally and Connolly. Indeed, Mr. Bennett probably deserves more of a mention in your editorial than these others. Doug Bennett has called on nearly 100,000 households in his nearly two years of campaigning for the position, and he personally has spoken to at least 10 percent of them about the opportunities and problems present in the City of Boston.
Pastor resents use of “divisive”
I am outraged that Nick Martin, a spokesman for the Mayor Thomas Menino, would be both insensitive and arrogant enough to insult the 40 clergy who stood with City Councilors Mike Flaherty and Sam Yoon.
As ministers, for and against the mayor, we clearly have our differences. For example, I would never stand with those who have stood with the mayor at press conferences as backdrops even as they knew there was not enough being done to improve our schools, diminish the hideous drop out rate among black and brown youth, or do more to stop our children from being killed in the streets.
It is cheap political spin of the worst kind for the mayor’s spokesperson to dismiss us as divisive and “rogue” ministers because we stand for change to the status quo.
As ministers we are called to a different authority, one greater than the mayor or any one of us and that will always unite us. How we follow His course is a matter of conscience.
Pastor Bruce Wall