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VT middle school raises ‘Black Lives Matter’ flag

Students at a Vermont middle school plan to raise the Black Lives Matter flag on campus today as a statement against the “systemic racial injustice that plagues American public schools.”

Burlington school board members unanimously approved a plan to raise the flag at 1 p.m. today as part of Black History Month, and it’s expected to remain flying until school lets out this summer, WCAX reports.

According to VTDigger:

The student-run group Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Collective at Edmunds collected data, wrote a proposal and presented to the school board seeking approval to fly the flag.

Greta Ketterling, one of YPAR’s 11 members, all of whom are in eighth grade, said the group wanted to follow in the footsteps of Burlington High School, which raised the Black Lives Matter flag last year. Edmunds students organized an anti-racism walk out last May with 300 participants.

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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