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Op-ed: Why are you mad?

Op-ed: Why are you mad?

By James Michael Brodie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A few days ago, a white gentleman responded to one of my posts with a series of profanity laden insults. When another poster pointed out his bigotry, he responded by declaring himself a “proud racist,” before adding in a few more expletives. A quick look at postings […]

Op-ed: Why are you 'white?'

Op-ed: Why are you ‘white?’

By James Michael Brodie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently posed a question to my friends on Facebook who identify as white: “Do you know how you came to be called white? Do you know why?” Those who responded shared their experiences of living in white skin, but none could cite the source of those […]

Op-ed: My alma mater needs to teach about racism

Op-ed: My alma mater needs to teach about racism

By Cheyénne Prescott I was raised in the town of Chester, population slightly more than 3,000. From the 2nd grade to the 12th, I’ve been a part of this tight-knit, corner of Vermont. Some of my earliest childhood memories took place on the wooden play structure at Chester-Andover Elementary School. My “crew” and I would […]

Editorial: Why Black Lives Matter

Editorial: Why Black Lives Matter

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC You say “All Lives Matter?” Let me be clear that Black Lives Matter now because they have never mattered.  They haven’t mattered to the majority of white Americans and white America holds all the cards and all the privileges. As a nation, we have enslaved black lives to […]

Large turnout protests racial injustice

Large turnout protests racial injustice GM students highlight 'teaching moment' at Chester event

 By Shawn Cunningham and Cynthia Prairie © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Saturday, more that 150 people turned out on the Chester Green to join a student-led protest against racial injustice. Organized by students from Green Mountain High School to confront racism and police brutality in the name of George Floyd and other African-Americans […]

Op-ed: Racism is white America's problem

Op-ed: Racism is white America’s problem

Editor’s note: This column is reprinted with permission by the author, James Michael Brodie, an old friend and colleague of mine from Baltimore, Md. — Cynthia Prairie. By James Michael Brodie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC It should be evident by now that people like the white woman who called the police on a black man […]

Dozens protest racism, police violence

Dozens protest racism, police violence

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Carrying signs that read “Black lives matter,” “No justice, no peace” and “I can’t breathe” among others, more than 40 demonstrators assembled in front of the Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow on a misty Monday evening to protest racism and police violence. Organized by Sara Stowell and Susan […]