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.

Letter to the editor: Anti-racism slogans can send the wrong message

The BLM slogan is inclusive, despite the desperation of so many people to brand it as divisive.

Letter to the editor: Not all anti-racist signs are created equal

I do not find anything neutral about the statement “Racism Has No Home Here,” nor does it strike me as turning a blind eye to injustice.

Letter to the editor: Education on racism targets systems, not individuals

On June 10 this paper featured a strident letter critical of the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools. I’m writing to share a different perspective.As I understand it, CRT is not a curriculum. It is simply a lens through which teachers can he … (read more)

Ways of seeing: We must all learn our *real* history

Unless you have been living under a complete media blackout for the last six weeks, you’ve probably heard of Critical Race Theory and the latest efforts to keep it out of U.S. K-12.But do you know what Critical Race Theory is? I wanted to make sure I had … (read more)