As a School District, we stand against Anti-Black, Anti-Asian racism, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Muslim and all forms of racism and systems of oppression including white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, sexism, Inter-Minority racism and xenophobia. We commit to a focused action plan to uprooting racist, oppressive systems while de-centering whiteness, via policies, practices, protocols, beliefs and learning within our school district. We are committed to uprooting decades of white supremacy culture and racial injustice in all of its insidious forms. We commit to creating educational spaces of racial and cultural liberation while actively listening, learning and advocating for our Black, Brown and Multi-Racial students and staff within the South Burlington School District.
Lastly, we acknowledge uprooting over 214 years of deeply embedded whiteness, racism, injustice, racial and cultural harm in Vermont will not happen over night. So the Office of Equity commits to a long-term strategy and action plan with short-term benchmarks.
White Supremacy Culture is a form of racism centered upon the belief that white people are superior to people of other racial backgrounds and that whites should politically, economically, and socially dominate non-whites. While often associated with violence perpetrated by the kkk and other white supremacist groups, it also describes a political ideology and systemic oppression that perpetuates and maintains the social, political, historical and/or industrial white domination.
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