‘Negro Brook’ name change contested - VPR

Some Chittenden County social justice folks insist distant Townshend’s Negro Brook gets a name change. Vermont’s African-American state librarian Jason Broughton disagrees - and he doesn’t like people telling him how to think, either.

“As a person coming from the South, I find it stunning that there would be people who would say that the term 'Negro' is racist,” he said. “There have people who have been badgered about a variety of things, but I will not stand for anybody to sit here and tell me how I should feel.”"


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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-22 14:49:51 -0500