The Mount Ascutney School Board seems to be moving slowly on deciding how — or even whether — to further discipline Windsor School Principal Tiffany Riley for expressing some skepticism about Black Lives Matter.
A proposed Vermont House resolution honoring “Juneteenth” also describes recent tweets by President Trump are “racist.” The House is likely to vote on the resolution tomorrow, June 19, the 155th anniversary of the day slavery was officially abolished in Texas.
Members of the Mount Ascutney School District Board say they plan to fire Windsor School Principal Tiffany Riley for comments she made about certain tactics of Black Lives Matter, but a St. Johnsbury attorney says doing so would violate the law.
Windsor residents and House candidates have strong and differing views about the school board’s punishment of a local school principal for Facebook statements questioning Black Lives Matters. And now the controversy has gone national.
I was much encouraged to read in multiple Vermont publications that many readers questioned the presumptive racist interpretations of both the State Street vandalism in Montpelier and the Facebook post by Windsor Principal Tiffany Riley.
It’s malpractice for the media to portray this development as little more than a peaceful block party. If nature abhors a vacuum, the vacuum of anarchy is rarely replaced by liberty and justice for all.
The relic features Lincoln standing with his hand above an unshackled free black man with the inscription “a race set free.” To some, this is a tribute of Lincoln’s policies, but to others it’s derogatory.
Cancel culture is a tactic of tyrants, but is absolutely the right term for what we see happening before our eyes. Once a society censors all voices with controversial viewpoints, there can be no culture at all.
Gov. Phil Scott is concerned about the constitutionality of the Ascutney School Board’s decision to put Windsor School principal Tiffany Riley on leave for questioning some Black Lives Matter tactics.
Parts of the movement started by widespread revulsion at the murder of George Floyd have metastasized into a power grab by hard leftists. Their aim goes beyond dismantling the police.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh said in his dissenting opinion that “in the face of the unsuccessful legislative efforts (so far) to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination, judges may not rewrite the law simply because of their own policy views.”