The recently announced plans for reopening of Middlebury College this fall pose new risks for college employees, students and the larger community.
It would be a serious mistake if Middlebury residents jumped on the bandwagon to defund police in our community.
Regardless of political persuasion and a strong belief in individual rights, the novel COVID-19 virus only seeks cells to invade in any host available.
As our community and country wrestle with individual and systemic racism, it is critical for each white Vermonter to acknowledge the racism within ourselves and the ways we benefit from it each day
“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
Given the severity of the COVID-19 crisis at home, it can be easy to forget that a pandemic is an inherently global issue.