Vermont: take a stand against racism.
  • Petitioned Vermont Public School System

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Vermont Public School System

Vermont: take a stand against racism.

    1. Petition by

      Jessica Predom

Sadly there are so many unreported acts of racism, this is just one story.

One of two black students in a predominantly white community has been bullied, racially as well non racially, for 2 years. During this time he expressed his experiences to administrators, guidance councelors, and teachers with ZERO response! Most recently students spit in his face and called him a nigger, all the bullies recieved was a slap on the wrist and demand for a poorly written apology letter in which the student expressed "it just slipped out man". He has endured multiple racial slurs, and physical assaults to the point where this straight A, school adoring student is afraid to attend school, as well as after school extra curricular activities.

PLEASE help us bring awareness to Vermont and its education system. Actions need to be taken, NOT swept under the rug. With your help we can raise awareness to the state and hope for change.

THIS IS NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN OF VERMONT, CHILDREN AND ADULTS ACROSS RURAL AMERICA FACE THESE INJUSTICES DAILY

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      Jessica Predom
      Petition Organizer

      Greetings all,
      First off I'd like to Thank you for showing your interest in this cause!!

      The process of accomplishing a goal for this cause could potentially be a long one! The next step to taking a stand is contacting your local congress (wo)men and council workers. The key to compelling folks to become interested is sharing experiences and keeping it personal, how many of you or someone you know have endured racism in your school or work environment? Keep questioning, keep acting, if everyone works together changes can be made!

      http://consumeraction.capwiz.com/consumeraction/directory/congdir.tt?myzip=05491

      Contact Peter Welch:
      http://www.house.gov/formwelch/issue_subscribe.htm

      Contact Bernie Sanders:
      http://www.aidsstories.com/states/vt.html

      Contact Patrick Leahy:
      http://www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/

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    Reasons for signing

    • tanya shepardson BURLINGTON, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing this because I want this to stop for my kids and all the kids of different race and color

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    • Kelsey Stetson BURLINGTON, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      I love my fellow man.

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    • Alicia Goeltz COLUMBIA, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      Freedom and justice for all .....

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    • Irene Barrows NORTH FERRISBURG, VT
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this because the color of our skin does not change who we are, the way people treat us change who we are. The color of our skin is just a pigment. We all need to GROW UP and realize that humans are humans and everyone is equal.

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      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because I have had the privilege of being close with his young man as well as worked in VT public schools! It's time for change!

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