VTrans praised for eliminating anti-BLM graffiti - Chester Telegraph

Just weeks after being told to not remove pro-BLM roadside graffiti, the Vermont Agency of Transportation workers were praised by Londonderry’s legislator and town clerk for eliminating anti-BLM graffiti. Someone wrote “BLM is racist” on Rte. 100. Was the graffiti “profane” or “grotesque” and therefore necessary for removal per a VTrans directive - or merely politically incorrect?

“On Monday night, Mora said that everyone should speak out against racism “as strongly as possible and as often as we can.” The other board members agreed with this sentiment. Town Clerk Kelly Pajala, who is also a state representative, said the graffiti incident shows that Londonderry is not an island. She praised VTrans’ quick action to remove the graffiti."


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  • Guy Page
    commented 2020-07-20 18:34:45 -0400
    Mari, thanks for the thoughtful comment. There are actually good reasons to think that some founders of BLM the organization are racist against some whites, including Jews. Also, BLM failure to vigorously condemn the systemic racism of gang-related murders of black children is terribly troubling to me (as father who raised two black children).

    000But that’s not really the point, Mari. When government is endorsing one side of an issue and paying state workers to forbid and erase speech on the other side, and novikoffing employees who show insufficient enthusiasm, we are right back in the Red Scare of the McCarthy era. The other night I dreamed I met a young Rabbi Max Wall and shook his hand. Now I know why.
  • Mari Cordes
    commented 2020-07-17 20:09:38 -0400
    You shouldn’t even have to ask this question, Guy. I heard you ask it at today’s press conference as well. I liked the way the Gov. first responded – “Are you saying that ‘BLM is racist’ isn’t racist?” It was removed because it was racist. Framing it as politically incorrect as you did is an unprincipled attempt to absolve you and anyone else who thinks BLM is racist from owning the immorality of that belief. Racism is not a political issue – it is a moral one.
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