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A Latina lawmaker spoke about racism on Zoom. Over giggles, people discussed her accent.

March 4, 2021

The Latina lawmaker was speaking to her colleagues about racial disparities in the coronavirus vaccine rollout when chatter started in the background of the Zoom call. It was the low-level murmur of two people who had forgotten to go on mute, followed by giggling. Montgomery County Council member Nancy Navarro (D-District 4), who is originally from Venezuela, kept speaking. She lamented in the public meeting that people sometimes mischaracterized the Maryland suburb as less diverse than it is; they perpetuate a “hologram of the county that doesn’t look anything like who we actually are.”

Article Source: Washington Post

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