Before we begin, a quick history lesson.
|A black guy responsible for the first homicide in over one hundred years in the capital city of Vermont...|
In late 2016, the governor of Vermont (perhaps the whitest state in the union) put out a press release in support of those foundational, bedrock principles of modernity -- diversity, equity and inclusiveness:
IN SUPPORT OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSIVENESS
18 November 2016
Montpelier, Vt. – A number of Vermont education leaders released the following statement, which has also been signed by Governor Peter Shumlin and Governor-elect Phil Scott. A full list of signers is copied below.
“Vermont has fought for centuries for freedom and unity, equity and openness. Vermont remains a beacon of hope and opportunity, community and shared humanity. Vermont was the first to commit to the abolition of slavery in our state constitution and a leader in the fight for marriage equality. We will continue to support all Vermonters and welcome people of all backgrounds to the Green Mountain state.
“We, the undersigned, condemn any acts of unlawful discrimination, violence, and intimidation that target differences in national origin, race, sex, gender, religion, disability, or political viewpoint across our nation. Such acts run counter to the rights and freedoms upon which our country was founded and to the core values of the state of Vermont.
“Vermont is committed to fostering welcoming communities and an equitable, diverse, and inclusive society.”
Governor Peter ShumlinGovernor-elect Phil ScottLisa M. Ventriss, President, Vermont Business RoundtableT. Gregory Dewey, President, Albany College of PharmacyMariko Silver, President, Bennington CollegeDavid Wolk, President, Castleton UniversityMichelle Ollie, President, Center for Cartoon StudiesDon Laackman, President, Champlain CollegeLawrence Jensen, Interim President, College of Saint JosephJoyce Judy, President, Community College of VermontRobert Kenny, President, Goddard CollegeRobert Allen, President, Green Mountain CollegeElaine Collins, President, Johnson State CollegePeter Eden, President, Landmark CollegeNolan Atkins, Interim President, Lyndon State CollegeKevin Quigley, President, Marlboro CollegeLaurie Patton, President, Middlebury CollegeRichard Schneider, President, Norwich UniversityDonald Steinberg, President, School for International Training Graduate InstituteDavid Rees Evans, President, Southern Vermont CollegeMatthew Derr, President, Sterling CollegeJohn Neuhauser, President, Saint Michael’s CollegeTom Sullivan, President, University of VermontRoger H. Sublett, President, Union Institute and UniversityMarc B. Mihaly, President and Dean, Vermont Law SchoolThomas Greene, President, Vermont College of Fine ArtsJeb Spaulding, Chancellor, Vermont State Colleges Pat Moulton, Interim President, Vermont Technical CollegeScott Giles, President & CEO, Vermont Student Assistance CorporationWhy mention this?
Because Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont, is nearly 95 percent white. Though its population is just under 8,000, there hadn't been a murder in the city in over 100 years.
Until Africans in America enriched the city... [Police: Man sought in city's 1st murder in almost 100 years, KDHnews.com, 1-23-17]:
A man has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in what police say is the first murder in the nation's smallest capital city in almost a century.
An arrest warrant was issued for Jayveon Caballero on a murder charge following the Sunday morning shooting in Montpelier, police said. Police were seeking Caballero in the killing of Markus Austin, whose body was found in the apartment complex's parking lot.
Caballero is believed to have boarded a bus on Sunday in White River Junction. Police said the bus was headed to New York City but had several intermediate stops where he could have gotten off.
Caballero and Austin had been involved in an altercation outside Gustos bar in Barre earlier Sunday morning, police said. During the altercation Austin assaulted Caballero's girlfriend, witnesses said. Caballero later confronted Austin outside Austin's apartment and shot him, police said.
Caballero's girlfriend, Desiree Cary, was arrested Sunday evening in Barre, where Caballero lives. She appeared in court Monday, pleaded not guilty to drug charges and was released.
Montpelier has about 7,500 residents, making it the nation's least populous capital.Police Chief Anthony Facos said the shooting death of Austin was the first murder in the city since the 1920s, when a woman shot her husband. He did not have additional details of that case.The idyllic, maple syrup world white people created in Vermont (glorified yearly in White Christmas when Bing Cosby reminds us all what we've lost) can only be sustained in an environment free of diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Once these pernicious ideas become the ideals of society, civilization will collapse.
This is the great truth of the multiracial experiment in America.