Grace Waryas

‘Where willful ignorance becomes malice’

‘Where willful ignorance becomes malice’

A 17-year-old high school student describes her attempt to get the Bellows Falls Union High School board to allow a Black Lives Matter flag to fly at the school

Walking into a room that held the Bellows Falls Union High School school board and about 20 angry community members that lined the back wall with their arms crossed was, to put it lightly, intimidating.

In another light, however, it also made me feel powerful to have made people so mad about my proposal for the school to fly the Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag that they felt they had to bring their friends with them to try and scare off a 17-year-old.

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