Third Vermont high school raises Black Lives Matter flag

June 5, 2018

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Another Vermont high school has raised a Black Lives Matter flag.

The Times Argus reports U-32 Middle and High School in East Montpelier raised the banner Monday during a special ceremony.

The school board approved the flag earlier this year. U-32 follows Burlington and Montpelier high schools.

Junior Latisha Montgomery helped with the campaign to raise the flag through a multicultural student group she founded. The student leader explained during the ceremony that the Black Lives Matter flag represents “equality” and “inclusiveness” to her.

Some students voiced concerns that the flag would become divisive.

Sophomore Devante Lee said the banner shows that students of color will be accepted at predominantly white schools “without having to alter” themselves.


Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/

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