The Vermont Cynic

Continuing the conversation about UVM’s diversity & inclusivity

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

In the past year, Wes Richter has used “racist and threatening language,” according to an Oct. 5 Seven Days article, and J. T. Reichhelm stole the Black Lives Matter flag, according to a Sept. 29 VTDigger article. These were racist acts. Their implicit message was: UVM is not a school for black people. They don’t belo...

Silent response to racial threats is no response at all

Letter to the Editor

November 2, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Early this October, Wes Richter made a threat against black students. He was quickly reported to authorities at UVM, and our administrators waited one day to send a vague email to students. Then they waited four days to name Richter. He has been charged with disorderly conduct but has not been expelled, as far as we know. UV...

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