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.
As accusations of police brutality continue to grip the city, one Progressive city councilor says existing police policy is mostly solid as is, but he still supports a review by a special committee.
With Bennington close to hiring a consultant to review Bennington Police Department policies and practices, some residents are calling for greater transparency and the creation of a police oversight board.
Former Bernie Sanders campaign staffer Tezlyn Figaro is suing the pro-Sanders group Our Revolution, alleging racial discrimination.
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee spent part of their Thursday morning discussing “the rise and decline of hate groups” in Vermont and the United States, the topic listed on the day’s agenda.
The Republican Jewish Coalition is spearheading plans for a $10 million-plus campaign blitz geared around elevating Jewish support for President Donald Trump, the report notes. The group revealed its plans Friday in a conference room at GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson’s Venetian resort.
“This course charts the rise of the ‘angry white male’ in America and Britain since the 1950s, exploring the deeper sources of this emotional state while evaluating recent manifestations of male anger,” according to a description of the class.
It would be impossible to ever truly compensate for the inhumanity of slavery. And how could you ever find a just and fair way to do so today when nobody involved in the transaction has ever owned a slave or ever been a slave?