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



by Teresa Watanabe

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.