To combat “white privilege,” or something.
Via College Fix:
A high school in Vermont’s capital city will hoist the flag of Black Lives Matter in honor of February’s Black History Month.
The Burlington Free Press reports Montpelier High School will be raising the BLM banner after the Montpelier School Board gave its unanimous approval.
The board’s decision follows made a presentation made at last week’s school board meeting by the student group Racial Justice Alliance.
“Vermont has a long history of being at the forefront of civil rights movements,” a news release from the school says. “Our state was the first to abolish slavery in its constitution, and the first to enroll and graduate a black student, who subsequently served in the state legislature. The School Board’s decision to fly a Black Lives Matter flag builds on that legacy.” […]
“And yet, we need to do more to raise our predominantly white community’s collective consciousness to better recognize white privilege and implicit bias,” the Racial Justice Alliance’s statement said.