Yesterday, the Globe ran a story about the charter-expansion results in Boston with the headline: In Boston, charter vote reflected racial divide.
Yeah, because black people voted overwhelmingly against the expansion of charter schools. Unfortunately for whoever wrote the headline, the map the Globe ran right under that headline shows that white people voted overwhelmingly against charter expansion as well: From West Roxbury to Roslindale to Allston/Brighton to Dorchester Lower Mills. In fact, pretty much every single precinct in the entire city voted against charter expansion - even in South Boston - except for 14 precincts in the Back Bay and on Beacon Hill. Citywide, the measure lost 62-38.
That's not a racial divide. That's an across-the-board repudiation of the whole thing.