If we apply this lesson to solving the problem of racism, creating the impression that racism is everywhere and everyone’s a racist and racism is on the rise is probably about the worst possible thing one could do. This is the proverbial throwing of gasoline onto the fire.
The trip was sponsored by the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy, better known as MIFTAH.
Former state Rep. Kiah Morris has released a new YouTube video stating that Vermont is full of racism, and she singles out state Sen. John Rodgers, a highly respected Democrat representing the Essex-Orleans district.
A former Vermont State House journalist — a sincerely good, decent, civil person of long and pleasant acquaintance — recently chastised me on my Facebook page for backing “racist” President Donald Trump.
Last week Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan hosted a public forum for the Rutland community on issues of “hate” and racism in the Green Mountain State. It was part of Donovan’s new statewide series that included more than 70 city officials, police officers and residents.
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s legislation that offers support to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement cites the Boston Tea Party and boycotts against Nazis.
I must agree that Gov. Scott does believe that Vermonters are, in fact, redeemable — this is why he supported and signed legislation to rewrite our textbooks for K-12 so that “our underlying culture” can be changed for us.
Vermont’s newest expensive employee is the Executive Director of Racial Equity. She will conduct a review of “systemic racism” in Vermont’s state government, which will undoubtedly confirm the pre-ordained conclusion of those who created this position that racist and bigoted Vermonters are everywhere.
Governor Scott and Vermont attorney general T.J. Donovan have vocally condemned the Green Mountain State and its inhabitants as racist, based on statistics that show that blacks are incarcerated at a higher rate than whites and are more likely to be stopped by police.
While a new committee is being formed to review policies in response to accusations of police brutality, statistics from the Burlington Police Department show that very few police interactions involve a use of force, and only a handful of those require a review.
The chair of the Burlington Police Commission who will appoint two commissioners to a new committee on policing practices hasn’t ruled out any of the three African Americans put on the police commission earlier this week by city councilors.