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Arlington in the News

  • A Dream Shattered: Why One Student Shifted Plans in Hopes of Earning a Degree

https://www.wbur.org/edify/2021/02/02/students-change-college-plans-pandemic

  • Black Lives Matter Banner's Future Under Discussion

https://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/black-lives-matter-banner-s-future-under-discussion

 

  • Arlington to retire Black Lives Matter banner at the end of the month

https://www.wickedlocal.com/story/arlington-advocate/2020/09/17/arlington-to-retire-black-lives-matter-banner-from-town-hall-at-end-of-month/114613658/

 

  • Arlington Takes Pledge To Address Systemic Racism

https://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/arlington-takes-pledge-address-systemic-racism

 

On Racism in Arlington Public Schools:

 

  • ARLINGTON PARENTS CALL OUT SCHOOL COMMITTEE CANDIDATE, NOTE RACIAL DISPARITIES

https://digboston.com/arlington-parents-call-out-school-committee-candidate-note-racial-disparities/

  • In Arlington, Black voices challenge a white suburban school district to do better – Boston Globe

By Jenna Russell Globe Staff, Updated July 11, 2020, 2:56 p.m.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/11/metro/amid-national-reckoning-black-voices-challenge-white-suburban-school-district-do-better/

 

  • THE BLACK STUDENT ALUM ACTIVATES ARLINGTON

https://acmi.tv/videos/the-black-student-alum-activates-arlington-june-20-2020/

 

  • Arlington Superintendent Rejects Claims About Racial Data

https://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/arlington-superintendent-rejects-claims-racial-data

 

  • What's It Like To Be A Student Of Color In A Predominantly White District? (podcast)

https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2020/07/22/july-22-2020-rb

 

  • Parents of children of color among 7 letter writers challenging view of race, other data

https://www.yourarlington.com/easyblog/entry/70-letters/2754-bias-042920.html

 

  • Metco students called a racial slur in Arlington

https://www.boston25news.com/news/metco-students-called-a-racial-slur-in-arlington/448648404/

 

On Racist Vandalism and White Supremacism in Arlington:

 

  • A Pro-Cop Rally In Arlington Is Met With Black Lives Matter Supporters

https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/09/11/back-the-blue-black-lives-matter-opposing-rallies

  • Counter-Protest To Arlington 'Back The Blue' Rally Planned

Town leaders are wary about the pro-police rally, as they say organizers are affiliated with a controversial group called "Act for America."

https://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/counter-protest-arlington-back-blue-rally-planned

 

  • Vandalized Signs Don't Stop BLM Supporters From Taking A Public Stance On Private Property

https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2020/10/30/vandalized-signs-dont-stop-blm-supporters-from-taking-a-public-stance-on-private-property

 

  • Arlington 'Black Lives Matter' Signs Vandalized With KKK Imagery

https://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/arlington-black-lives-matter-signs-vandalized-kkk-imagery

 

  • Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized at Arlington High School

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/black-lives-matter-banner-vandalized-at-arlington-high-school/2165049/

 

  • Confronting White Supremacy New England - Arlington’s Back the Blue rally makes the list of white supremacist hosted or affiliated events

https://newenglandwhitesupremacists.com/white-supremacist-events/

 

  • Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized at Arlington High School, police investigating

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/07/24/metro/vandalized-black-lives-matter-banner-arlington-high-school-police-investigating/

 

  • Rally draws 275 after Black Lives Matter banners at AHS vandalized

https://www.yourarlington.com/arlington-archives/safety/police/17520-blm-072320.html

 

  • "It Has Shocked the Entire Jewish Community", Arsons Probed at Arlington

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/17/arlington-rabbi-vows-not-intimidated-after-home-targeted-arsonist/udaJWTtshhtordTui5LY5N/story.html

  • Arlington Sees Spike In Hate Crimes: FBI Data

The town had the second-highest number of reported hate crimes in the state in 2017.

https://patch.com/massachusetts/arlington/arlington-sees-spike-hate-crimes-fbi-data

 

  • Arlington police ‘greatly disturbed’ by recent string of racist, anti-Semitic vandalism

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2016/07/18/arlington-police-greatly-disturbed-by-string-of-racist-anti-semitic-vandalism

 

  • Students Could Avoid Charges in Vandalism of Arlington High School

https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/arlington-high-school-students-vandalism-restorative-justice-program/1944820/

 

  • Racist, anti-Semitic graffiti found in school bathrooms

https://www.wcvb.com/article/racist-anti-semitic-graffiti-found-in-school-bathrooms/8232843

 

  • 14 Students Accused of Hateful Vandalism At Arlington High School

https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2018/05/10/listen-fourteen-students-accused-of-hateful-vandalism-at-arlington-high-school

 

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