State must hire three employees to understand racism data, Legislature told - Reformer

A state racial equity official says Vermont needs to hire at least three more employees to better understand the scads of available data about systemic racism.

"But Nasreddin-Longo then made the case that a lack of resources could not be an excuse for not doing the work. “Huge sums of money” went into building slave ships and maintaining slavery in homes and plantations, as well as the perpetuation of racial discrimination, Nasreddin-Longo told the House and Senate Judiciary committees. “None of this is free. To undo this is also not free,” he said."

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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2021-01-29 16:19:47 -0500