Michelle Wu has made history as she became the first woman and an Asian American woman to elect as the mayor of Boston. She has won the heart of Boston’s voters and bagged a huge victory. Before her, only white males served as the mayor of Boston. But her appointment opened a new era of diversity.
Wu disclosed that her son asked her if boys can be elected as mayor of Boston. She told her that they have been, and they will again someday, but not tonight. Wu will take an oath on November 16, 2021. Wu had got a series of high-profile support, including support from acting Mayor Kim Janey, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, a former Boston city councilor and member of the “Squad” in Congress.
Furthermore, the election indicates a crucial moment for Boston, which has struggled with racial contention throughout its history. Tensions caused violence in the 1970s when court-ordered unification of the city’s public schools led to the moving of Black students to mostly white schools and white students to mostly Black schools.
The 36-year-old Wu was raised in Chicago and shifted to Boston to attend Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Her parents settled in the U.S. from Taiwan. Now Wu has won the election, and it is now time that she fulfill her commitments with the city. Her Two of most determined promises focus on housing and public transportation, accustomed themes for the city’s 675,000 residents.
Additionally, the appointment of Wu over fellow Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George is just the latest indicator of how much the Boston of not-so-long-ago is moving to a new Boston. Moreover, the election was also a trial of whether voters in a city long subjugated by narrow-minded neighborhood politics were ready to accept someone like Wu not born and grew up in the city.