If your on social media – which we know you are, you’ve probably saw the disaster of a postcard that was announcing a holiday party thrown by the Dorchester Historical Society.
“We’re dreaming of a white Dorchester.”
Needless to say, people went crazy over the very poor choose of words. Immediately the Dorchester Historical Society issued the following apology:
And then continued to apologize.
The Boston Globe asked Mayor Marty Walsh,a Dorchester resident what he thought of the controversial message. Here’s what he said:
“You know, they’re good people, the Dorchester Historical Society,” said Walsh. “They certainly didn’t mean anything mean or vicious or racist about it. I felt really bad when I saw it last night because they do a lot of good work. They’re a nonprofit that doesn’t have a lot of money…and I honestly think that they made an honest mistake.”
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
I agree with Marty Walsh 100%. The Dorchester Historical Society is a very inclusive and hard-working bunch. I’m certain this was just a poor choice of words and was immediately rectified. Sometimes people just make mistakes.
Someone said of this controversy that the only persons that find this card racist, are racist’s themselves. White Christmas is the biggest selling song of all time and it has nothing to do with race, Those that think it hasracial connotations, please explain them.