Letter to the editor: ACSD must do more for its BIPOC+ population

As co-facilitators of Addison County BIPOC+, we are writing in support of Esther Charlestin, Justice Elijah, and the crucial work they are doing to advance equity and dismantle oppression in our schools and communities. 

Letter to the editor: Article on Bristol charity stereotyped Africans

I was again disappointed in the use of “poor African” stereotypes in the photos and captions of “Bristol church celebrates 20 years of support for children, families in Uganda,” where the children (and by extension, their families) are featured primarily … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Migrant workers poorly depicted

I am disappointed at the Addison Independent’s decision to publish the Jan. 12 article “Local migrant worker cited for helping Mexicans cross border without papers” by Mike Donoghue, which struck me as dehumanizing in its portrayal of migrant workers from … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Strong measures needed to fight anti-Asian racism

Dear Gov. Scott, Sen. Leahy, Sen, Sanders, Congressman Welch, Mayors, Friends, Colleagues: Members of our Asian American community are dying. In Atlanta, a white man walked into three spas and murdered eight people. The victims were ambitious business own … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Reader reacts to intolerance with poetic license

Editor’s note: The writer responds to an item in the July 30 edition of the Independent with a poem. From “Statement on Hacking Incident at Middlebury Selectboard Meeting” July 28: “For the second time in as many weeks the Town has been confronted with th … (read more)