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Black leaders split on mayoral race strategy

Boston’s black community is divided about the best strategy for winning the mayor’s seat, with some leaders urging that the field of six candidates of color be whittled down before the preliminary election, and others staunchly opposing that effort.

Some supporters of Charlotte Golar Richie have taken flak for wanting to prune the field, going so far as holding a meeting this week to get the black community to consider coalescing behind one or two candidates. But on Thursday, the day after that meeting occurred, Golar Richie tried to vigorously distance herself from the gathering, saying she knew nothing about it.

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