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.”
A Latina lawmaker spoke about racism on Zoom. Over giggles, people discussed her accent.
March 4, 2021