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What Is Wrong With This Picture? Norwalk Votes In BOE With Zero Minority Representation

Even though 70 percent of Norwalk students are Black and/or Hispanic, as of Tuesday, Norwalk’s school board will be 100 percent white. 

What’s even more messed up is how this happen.

Generally, Norwalk’s Democratic Town Councils endorses incumbent candidates, but according to the Norwalk Hour, the committee passed over the lone-minority candidate, Shirley Mosby. This is unheard of, yet mysteriously this time around Mosby lost her endorse by a few votes. Keep in mind, Mosby was the only non-white candidate on the ballot.

The Hour has more on the story:

“Mosby questioned the DTC’s decision not to endorse her as the party has historically always endorsed incumbents.

“The question is, ‘Why?’” Mosby said. “I lost the nomination by six votes. Incumbents are always on the ballot. There were two incumbents, myself and Heidi Keyes. One is black and one is white. What do you think? They should both be on there. Diversity means we embrace everyone. You need someone who has that experience that’s different, to represent everyone.”


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