Our Vermont privilege

DUMMERSTON — After the killing of George Floyd, we have challenged ourselves to look deeper into our white privilege and, in addition, our Vermont privilege.

We live in a place surrounded by flowering azaleas - pinks, purples and oranges. We are surrounded by the sounds of songbirds and with the ability to connect with the wildflowers around us.

In these ways, we are very blessed, while living far from the day-to-day reality that so many burdened people experience.

As we try to change our own hidden prejudices about black people, we chose to watch Just Mercy. This 2019 film so starkly presents the horrors that black people undergo daily.

We encourage others to take advantage of the chance to see this film. During the month of June, you can watch It for free. Details and links can be found at justmercyfilm.com.

This is one small step forward we can each take to increase our awareness of this plague.

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