Vermont School Board Votes to Continue Flying Black Lives Matter Flags on K-12 Campuses, Despite Protest From Parents

A Vermont school board has voted to continue flying Black Lives Matter flags on all K-12 campuses, despite protests from upset parents.

The Essex Westford School Board voted 6 to 3 on Tuesday, during a tense meeting, to leave the flags up for the rest of the year and review their placement annually.

“By voting against raising the BLM flags, what message are you sending to the Black and brown kids who attend the Essex Westford School District? That racism in our community doesn’t matter anymore?” one student who supported the flags said, according to a report from WCAX.

Many others did not support the flags, however, including a black father who slammed them for pushing a “victim mentality.”

“I’m coming to you today, not as a Black man but as a human being first,” the father said. “There’s a difference between being victimized and having a victim mentality and that flag and what that organization represents is a victim mentality.”

A woman named Kaitlin Gregory also blasted the flags, asking “What are we teaching our children? Communism is OK? That Black lives are better than white lives and if you don’t support it you’re a racist?”

“Most of us have never felt the need to remind our community that our lives matter, but most is not all. That’s why we fly the flag – Black Lives Matter,” said Thomas Flemming School Principal Matt Roy, WCAX reported.

The flags are hanging on the same pole as the American flags.

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6 responses to “Vermont School Board Votes to Continue Flying Black Lives Matter Flags on K-12 Campuses, Despite Protest From Parents”

  1. Feddy_Von_Wigglestein says:

    Pull down the flags and burn em. Burn Loot Murder love fire, after all.

  2. Phantomcode says:

    This has been going on for years its not racism its a class issue. I have a Spanish and black child, so I see all the family and the ones with good jobs and money are fine and are treated fine. Those who are poor no matter what color get treated like crap by cops and just in general. Being a female will get you out of most anything as well. Its all an unfair mess at this point. There should be a working poor/disabled lives matter flag. The poor with jobs get it worse than anyone.

  3. PhatJimmy says:

    Took a picture today of an elementary school in Minnetonka that had a gay/rainbow flag up.

    Emailed the superintendent and principal.

    I am sure nothing will happen. It’s totally left here. Fortunately, we pulled our son out 2 years ago!

  4. VauxhallViva1975 says:

    America – get your kids OUT of these commie indoctrination factories, formally known as schools.

  5. Chris_criplip says:

    I would rather do anything other than send my girls to a public institution.

  6. som1alive says:

    Sounds like the school board needs to go…

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