Andrea Campbell on why Boston must do more to combat racism


City Councilor Andrea Campbell elaborated Sunday on how she thinks native leaders can do extra to fight systemic racism and racial inequity in Boston amid the motion for racial justice and because the metropolis reels from the disproportionate impression of the coronavirus pandemic.

Campbell is one in every of 5 metropolis councilors who voted in opposition to the town’s $3.6 billion working funds permitted final week, saying the proposal from Mayor Marty Walsh didn’t go far sufficient in addressing these points.

The councilor from District 4 — representing Dorchester and Mattapan, and elements of Roslindale and Jamaica Plain — has additionally just lately criticized Walsh’s plan to launch an “equity and inclusion cabinet” inside his administration.

Campbell, talking on WCVB’s “On The Record” Sunday, mentioned she does help Walsh’s effort to create a racial fairness fund for the town, however officers should take additional actions.

“I think the fund is a good idea, but leadership has to start with the city in terms of setting the plan, the goal, with respect to closing gaps,” the councilor and former council president mentioned. “And we have to do more with that.”

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