Vermont is home to over 1,200 Latinx farm workers, most from southern Mexico and Central America. Several hundred live and work in Addison County.
“A common danger unites even the bitterest of enemies,” said the philosopher Aristotle. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed fault lines that separate people of color and whites, and it continues to shine a light on the terrible effect that white supremacy and structural racism have had historically in America.
Rokeby Museum stands in full support of demonstrators seeking racial justice. We urge close listening to Black voices; learning about historic injustice and pervasive inequalities; and supporting the end to systemic racism.