Protestors Blast L.A. Trustees for Picking Man Over 3 Black Women

The board room was packed. The anger was palpable. For more than an hour, speaker after speaker blasted Los Angeles Community College District trustees this week for selecting a Latino man over African American women to fill a vacant board seat.

The board’s choice of David Vela, a former Montebello school board member with deep political connections, has left the seven-member governing board of the nation’s largest community college district with only one woman and no African American trustee.

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