Grant to help high school students teach anti-racism in Vermont elementary schools - Addison Eagle

A Vermont Community Foundation grant will help high school students teach elementary school students that in Vermont “racism is historically and institutionally embedded.”

“We envision a Vermont that acknowledges how racism is historically and institutionally embedded and takes seriously our ethical obligation to end racism," said Kyle Mitchell, a student member at Middlebury Union High School."


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  • Ivan st george
    commented 2021-01-04 16:57:56 -0500
    All of these comments are reflective of our true history and that is great,
    but where in heck is the pushback at school board and trustee meetings ??
    everyone of us have the duty to attend these meetings and write, speak, and shout about the goodness of America.
    If we do not, the constitution, its meaning and context will be thrown on the trash heap of meaningless history.
  • Doug & Patricia Richmond
    commented 2021-01-04 14:40:10 -0500
    70 years ago the last remaining Robinson at the Robinson Homestead in Ferrisburg showed me the secret crawl space they used to hide run away slaves from the armed bounty hunters, looking for slaves and willing to point guns at Suspect Vermont Underground Railroad.
  • Mark Maloney
    commented 2021-01-02 20:50:09 -0500
    Just another step in brainwashing our children. How about teaching them some history? Like Vermont being at the forefront of the abolitionist movement. Like Vermont being a big part of the Underground Railroad, helping runaway slaves get to Canada. Like the fact that the little state of Vermont contributed more per capita in terms of men, war materials, and money than any other state in the Union to the Civil War effort. We have a lot to be proud of in Vermont, and an effort to teach young children that “racism is historically and institutionally embedded” is both historically and morally wrong.
  • d pilone
    commented 2020-12-31 07:29:58 -0500
    What is even more troubling is exploiting high school students to do the dirty work that our political leaders are pushing on society. Interestingly there is no grant for the teaching of the values of the constitution of the United States of America. The document that declares that all men are created equal. And that we need to embrace the constitution ideals that GOD, an intangible authority has given us our rights, NOT the government or high school students who preach to impressionable children.
  • d pilone
    commented 2020-12-31 07:16:30 -0500
    Kids get mad at fellow students just like we all get mad at our own colleagues.. It is human to have feelings and to have emotional outbreaks. What this grant will do is to censor kids feeling. It will be taught that your own thoughts and your own self preservation must be controlled by others. It invalidates your self esteem and lessens your self confidence. This grant is brainwashing our kids to never question people in power. We should have learned that when the state practices social engineering, which this is, it breeds totalitarian government. See it for what it is.
  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-30 16:11:04 -0500