Analysis: Jackson Shakes Up the Map

tito-jackson-cropped The upcoming mayoral race will be one to watch, thanks to a declaration by City Councilor Tito Jackson.

Mayor Marty Walsh won in 2013 due in large part to votes from Boston's communities of color. Those communities may now rally behind Tito Jackson, who represents a district with the second-highest concentration of African American voters and whose message at his kickoff suggested significant talk of race during the campaign. Analysis of the 2013 election shows votes breaking down across racial and ethnic lines.

However, the census figures show that despite only 47 percent of the city's population being non-Hispanic white, that same population still maintains a majority (a slim 55 percent) of registered voters.

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