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Re: “South Burlington Student's Post on 'White Fragility' Goes Viral

For those looking for a less offensive term....

Since White Fragility is the concept of even a small amount of racial stress triggering a defensive reaction, how about Racial Stress Syndrome?

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Posted by Independent Thinker on 06/03/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “South Burlington Student's Post on 'White Fragility' Goes Viral

Considering difficult and complex topics such as racism and "white fragility" are completely appropriate in a high school classroom. Looks like Hines gave a thoughtful presentation.Don't just lob the way overused "political correctness" insult to avoid a real give-and-take discussion. Look into it, think about it, listen to what others are saying, then choose to respectfully agree or disagree.

The duly elected school board voted the name change. The student body seems fine with it and voted on a new mascot. Time for everyone to move on.

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Posted by Independent Thinker on 06/02/2017 at 10:54 PM

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