[Patriot Ledger] Quincy lawmaker faces backlash over ethnic identification bill
"But Rep. Maria Duaime Robinson, D-Framingham, appeared to question that criticism.
“I struggle to understand the question around dividing the community further ... you’ve already divided yourselves in terms of being a specific ethnicity and associating yourself that way,” said Robinson, referring to the the names of organizations in opposition, which included Asian subgroups in their titles.
Robinson said the bill is about more than just Asian communities. Many of her Brazilian constituents in Framingham lack access to proper resources because they have been lumped into a general Latino category, she said."