I just read a good book. It’s called "White Fragility." It’s about how white people in our white bubble have a hard time discussing racism or acknowledging racism exists, and our failure to discuss it or acknowledge it simply perpetuates it and actually hurts us all.

It’s a good read. I highly recommend it, especially to the members of the Rutland Town Select Board, whose recent consideration of a Declaration of Inclusion is a good example of white fragility.

Members of the Rutland City School Board and Board of Alderman might also enjoy it, given they are considering whether to reinstate a school mascot that’s based upon ethnic imagery.

Steven Schindler

Rutland Town

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