Kendal Vaughan <kendal.louise@gmail.com>Sat, Aug 8, 3:11 PM (22 hours ago)
to GLENN.BRANDedward.fosterTomraceJennifer.Bryson,

Dear Superintendent Brand et al,.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to follow up as promised. I am hoping to de-politicize this conflict with a quick analogy:


Imagine that e.coli-tainted lettuce killed so many people that it led to hundreds of marches and protests in the country in every state in the nation….….Including one right here in Wilmington, MA .

Imagine that a Wilmington public school then posted a sign at its doors reading “THIS SCHOOL SUPPORT DOLE BAGGED SALADS!”….would THAT seem inappropriate, insensitive, and kind-of-digusting-the-more-you-think-about-it?….would it be less  kind-of-digusting-the-more-you-think-about-it if a surrogate for the school had posted the sign, instead?

(I haven’t looked into it personally, but I’d venture to guess that frequent contact with bagged salads has a more consistent correlation with positive outcomes than does frequent contact with the police, no?)


And while it is important to try to de-politicize, it’s also important not to trivialize:

The Black Lives Matter protests didn’t start because e.coli was killing anyone; it didn’t even start because covid-19 was killing Blacks and minorities at disproportionate rates. They started because the POLICE murdered ANOTHER Black man.

Thanks again for your attention and consideration on the matter.

Kendal Vaughan

DISTURBER OF PEACE.