by Guy Page
A Front Porch Forum announcement for a Critical Race Theory informational meeting 6-8:30 pm Friday night at the Underhill Town Hall has drawn an angry – some might say vicious – response.
The initial posting announced, “You’re invited to an evening with UVM Professor Aaron Kindsvatter in conversation with Ellie Martin, with a question-and-answer period to follow. Meet up for hand shakes and a bite to eat. Open to all.”
Kindsvatter is a tenured UVM professor of social work and counseling who says the pernicious racial teachings of Critical Race Theory inflict mental and emotional harm on individuals unprepared to filter its message that race defines who people are. Martin, a retired real estate agent and Underhill resident, organized the bus ride to the Jan. 6 Trump rally in Washington DC, has co-organized several CRT-related informational meetings, and is a lead organizer for the Sept. 10-11 visit of China expert Gordon Chang and radio host/author Eric Metaxas to discuss the growing threat of the People’s Republic of China to the United States.
According to Jim Dandeneau of Underhill, Kindsvatter is a “white supremacist” and Martin is a “traitor.” See Dandeneau’s comments below:
|Re: a Bipartisan Discussion in Underhill Town Hall – Jim Dandeneau • Kelley Rd, Underhill|
Aaron Kindsvatter is an open white supremacist whose only claim to fame is a YouTube video where he whines about how difficult he has it because he’s white.
Ellie Martin is the traitor who organized the bus down to the Trump coup in Washington.
Please don’t believe anyone lying to you about what this discussion will entail. These people have been traipsing about the state trying to stir up a racist panic about some made up stuff they pretend is happening in schools, and this fascist whine fest will be more of the same.
If Underhill town rules don’t preclude public spaces from being used by open insurrectionists, maybe it’s time to change those rules.
The person (not Martin) who posted the initial announcement said her response to Dandeneau should appear in today’s FPF “if they print it.”
“Best we go into Friday prepared for some storms,” she said.
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