Letter: black artist shocked by planned painting-over of Underground Railroad mural - VT Digger

It’s just, well, racist for VT Law School to destroy a mural celebrating Vermont’s role in the Underground Railroad because the artist wasn’t black, a black Brattleboro artist and family practitioner says. 

"This magnificent mural is the exact opposite of racist. It is a beautiful and tragic mural depicting the insanity of slavery. It is also an homage to the brave Vermonters of all races who fought against slavery and supported the Underground Railroad. How perversely racist it is to say that this mural is racist because the principal artist was not African American. The team that helped to create this mural was a multiracial team, including the African American artist Kenny Hughes. "

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  • Mark Maloney
    commented 2021-01-02 21:07:34 -0500
    For God’s sake, stop trying to be woke and WAKE UP!!! The idea that Vermont is “systemically racist” is ridiculous. Vermont is becoming more racist than it ever has been because of leftist types who are invading our state.
  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-28 16:01:50 -0500