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Councilor at Large Felix Arroyo talked to Jean Alonso of Dorchester (left) and Lesa Huynh of Boston at a fund-raising event last week. About 40 people attended.
Felix D. Arroyo

'I arrived here, and the whole city was judging people by their color'

By Yvonne Abraham
Globe Staff / October 26, 2005

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It was 25 years ago, but Felix Arroyo remembers the night well. He was running for School Committee, trying to win votes at an event in Hyde Park. One man seemed distressed after Arroyo shook his hand. Arroyo says the man, who was white, recoiled from Arroyo, who is Latino, and wiped his hand on his jacket, ''right in front ... (Full article: 1119 words)

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