Whereas, present racial inequity stems from the history of enslavement;
Whereas, 400 years of racism in the United States has divided humanity and denied the dignity due every human being;
Whereas, the whitewashing of Vermont's history with abolitionist movements made it seem that it fully eliminated slavery in its constitution, and this whitewashing creates a division between White and Black Vermonters;
Whereas, when a people try to hide the reality of oppression, it distorts the relationship between people;...
My name is Angela Lawrence of Dummerston, and I am running to be your next High Bailiff in Windham County. I am a first-generation Vermonter, a first-generation American, and a woman of color. I came to the U.S. 20 years ago from Kenya and grew up in Brockton, Mass.