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Opinion

JOAN VENNOCHI

All-black mayoral debate is short-sighted

Boston’s candidates for mayor have participated in dozens of forums, sponsored by a plethora of community organizations, with more to come — including one billed as “the first mayoral forum for candidates of color.”

It is scheduled to be held on Sept. 10 at Freedom House, a Dorchester-based non-profit. The incentive, said community activist Jamarhl Crawford, who is promoting the event, is to let non-white mayoral candidates address the specific concerns of Boston’s non-white voters.

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