Olga Peters and Jeff Potter

Critics urge opposition to campus sale

Critics urge opposition to campus sale

The Marlboro Selectboard has asked college trustees to investigate race-based allegations against the leader of the group intending to buy the facility. Meanwhile, the largely-BIPOC staff of Degrees of Freedom is frustrated at the effort to scuttle a venture that would largely serve people of color.

The proposed sale of the Marlboro College campus has received increased scrutiny from members of the community and racial justice advocates who are troubled by allegations of racism against the founder of the organization that seeks to buy the property.

Members of a mostly anonymous grassroots collective, Black N Brown at DP, have raised allegations of abuse and racism at Democracy Prep Charter Schools, a network of schools founded by Seth Andrew, whose Democracy Builders Fund has a signed purchase-and-sale agreement for the 530-acre campus for a new academic nonprofit program, Degrees of Freedom.

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