Racial incident at Bristol Elementary sparks community response

Two weeks after a student of color at Bristol Elementary School was twice called a racial slur, around a dozen community members stood before the school board on Tuesday and called on school officials to take immediate and extensive action in addressing racism throughout the district and ensuring all students feel safe and supported. 

Tigers, Hornets decry racism

Before the girls’ basketball game at Middlebury Union High School between the Tigers and visiting Enosburg Tuesday, two members of each team took turns reading a prepared statement condemning the racism that students around Vermont have faced in a series … (read more)

Citing racism, MUHS girls’ basketball team skip game at Enosburg Falls

Members of the MUHS girls’ basketball team chose not to travel to Enosburg Falls High School for a game this past Thursday citing a history of racist harassment of Tiger athletes there.

Survey gauges bias in shire town

A majority of Middlebury residents believe their community is a great place in which to live and raise children, but some believe the town should do more to address both overt and subtle forms of bias that people of color continue to experience.

CSAC releases its anti-racism statement

At its September board meeting the Counseling Service of Addison County Board of Directors unanimously voted to issue a statement affirming CSAC’s commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization.

Middlebury student pleads innocent to misdemeanors

A white Middlebury College student who police allege took part in a racist attack on some Black students on campus this past April this week pleaded innocent to criminal charges.

Letter to the editor: Let’s take a stand against racism

When I was a teenager, after reading the “Diary of Anne Frank,” I always asked myself if I had lived in Germany in the 1930s, would I have spoken up and done the right thing. Right now is my 1930s. On May 14, 10 innocent lives were taken by a white suprem … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Racism is getting worse; time to act is now

I was born in 1943 and in the 1960s I became aware of what racism meant.

Community forum: Racial attack echoes in Vermont history

Racism punched Vermonters hard in the face with the shotgun attack by three white night-riders on the home of a Black minister in Irasburg in the early hours of July 19, 1968.

Jewish kids at Mount Abe express concerns

In the wake of events at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School last week, three Jewish students at the school have written a joint statement detailing their concerns about the school’s everyday environment.

MUHS students raise the BLM flag

THE FLAGPOLE AT MUHSIndependent photo/Steve James MIDDLEBURY — More than 80 Middlebury Union High School students stood shoulder-to-shoulder during a picture-perfect Friday afternoon to witness the raising of the Black Lives Matter banner on the MUHS flag … (read more)

Cullinane: ACSD is committed to creating a more inclusive environment

The Addison Central School Board agreed on this statement regarding the flying of the Black Lives Matter flag at Middlebury Union High School, and board Chair Mary Cullinane read the statement at this past Friday’s flag-raising ceremony.

Letter to the editor: The BLM flag is a divider

Every morning the custodian of the school goes out and raises the American Flag, sadly the children inside that school, do not know the Pledge of Allegiance nor the Stars Bangled Banner or any patriotic songs.

BLM flag can fly at Middlebury schools

Almost two years after floating their original request to fly the Black Lives Matter flag at Middlebury Union High School, students there will now be able to raise that banner.

‘Price of Safety’ screens at the Marquis

Showing Up for Racial Justice Middlebury’s film series is resuming at the Marquis Theater with a local film that explores national conversations about over-policing and racial bias as they unfold in Vergennes.