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Vermont's Only Black Female Lawmaker Resigns Amid Racial Harassment

By NPR

State Rep. Kiah Morris announced in August that she would not be seeking re-election, but now she is resigning early, as a result of "continued harassment" and her husband's health issuesRead full story

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  • I don’t care what political side you’re on.

    If you’re not disturbed, angry, and disgusted by the treatment Morris has endured, then you’re complicit.

  • No one should be targeted for race, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. We are all poorer when this happens.

  • Take some time to research and learn common white supremacist, misogynist, and homophobic dog whistles used in speech and online.

    Pay attention and you'll figure out who these cowards are. Collect evidence and use it to publicly out them.

    It is shocking and saddening that this happened. My heart goes out to Rep. Morris and her husband.

  • “the woods near my house where we walk frequently as a family had swastikas painted all over the trees there."

    “Morris and her attorney have accused the local police of not responding adequately.”

    “I couldn't even find the protection and the justice that my family deserves."

    This is appalling

  • This is nothing less than disgraceful!

    Rep. Morris - you have more support than you may think. Regardless of your decision to step down (which is truly understandable), pls know that there are millions of people willing to fight the good fight alongside you.

  • It’s sad this is all too common still.

  • This is not acceptable. There has to be something that good people in society can do to dial down the rhetoric, dial down the anger and animosity, and bring some common decency back into our interactions with one another. We don’t have to agree and we don’t have to associate but we do have to share the public space and we should want our neighbors to feel the same sense of security in their homes as we feel in ours.

  • I’m a conservative and I hate these asses who still do this in 2018! This is NOT what I believe in and these animals should be hung!

  • Perhaps these incidents should be the targets for an FBI investigation. Or is this to real for them?

  • In many cases of alleged racial discrimination of those who hold down elected and or Government positions where by they can’t be fired., the individual usually confuses their poor performance and or lack of necessary skill sets needed to perform their duties, with racial discrimination.

    Many of these folks have been placed into these jobs simply because they were black, rather than because they were qualified.

    When things go south they pull out the race card, rather than simply accepting the fact

    In many cases of alleged racial discrimination of those who hold down elected and or Government positions where by they can’t be fired., the individual usually confuses their poor performance and or lack of necessary skill sets needed to perform their duties, with racial discrimination.

    Many of these folks have been placed into these jobs simply because they were black, rather than because they were qualified.

    When things go south they pull out the race card, rather than simply accepting the fact that they were placed into a job that they were not qualified to do.

    Most people in America IMO judge people based on their behaviour and performance rather than the colour of their skin.

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