letters | race and the mayor’s race

The numbers alone tell a story

Your front-page story “In loss, city’s diverse candidates made a mark” (Sept. 26) tried to make success out of the failure of minority candidates in the Boston mayoral primary. I fail to see how a city “where more than half of the population is black, Latino, and Asian” can celebrate diversity when “the six candidates of color had collectively garnered 34.7 percent of the votes.” As a nonresident, I offer no comment on the winners or losers, just a mathematical observation. Unfortunately, politics is not like kids’ sports. You don’t get a medal just for showing up.

Josh Passell