It’s simply not enough to paint Black Lives Matter on State Street, the Montpelier City Council was told. If it is really serious about systemic racism, it will kick police out of schools. Hmmm….wonder what Montpelier’s one-week-on-the-job African-American police thinks about this?
"“Words are not enough to address the centuries of genocide, slavery, colonialism, brutality, disenfranchisement, and discrimination against native, black and other people of color that have taken place in Vermont and our Montpelier community,” Wesley said, calling for structural change. “I’m asking you to take concrete steps now to truly make Montpelier the inclusive, equitable and engaged community you imagine,” Wesley added. “That includes examining why and how police function to begin with, and acknowledging policing has its roots in white supremacy and racism.”"
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