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Mount Greylock Investigating Racist 'Zoom Bomb' at High School

Principal Jacob Schutz and Assistant Principal Colin Shebar notified the school community of the Thursday incident in a campuswide email at 4:56 on Thursday, about four hours after the school acknowledged the incident on its Twitter account.

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Pittsfield Parks Panel Wants 'Blue Lives Matter' Flag Removed

The Parks Commission is asking the Kiwanis Club to remove two flags one of which has become linked to white supremacy from its Park of Honor on Park Square.

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Williamstown's DIRE Committee: Hate Letter Adds Fuel to Our Fire

On Monday, Memfis said the letter shows that racism and hatred are not problems that happen "in other places" but real issues that impact the lives of Williamstown residents.

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Letter: Town Meeting Vote: 'Bend The Arc Toward Racial Justice'

On Aug. 18, Williamstown residents will have the opportunity to vote on the NIOC pledge. A vote for this pledge is an acknowledgement, a collective addressing, and a commitment to inclusiveness, tolerance and respect for all and is one way to reverse the very real wrongs and historical instances of ugliness in the Village Beautiful.

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Barrett Answers Williamstown Residents' Call for Law to Address Racist Covenant

This summer, the current residents of Colonial Village are speaking up about the vestigial covenants, which many if not most did not know about when they bought their homes.

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Letter: Williamstown's Racist Legacy

I asked my great-aunt and -uncle what they heard and saw Colonial Village as residents and they all say: "Whites-only. We were told as children to avoid going in there because it was unsafe and unwelcoming for Black people."

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Williamstown Select Board Moves Toward Establishing Racial Justice Advisory Group

The Select Board on Wednesday moved to create a committee that will, in part, collect stories about residents' experiences with racial injustice.

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Mount Greylock Forum Opens Conversation on Racial Equity

Pittsfield author and motivational speaker Ty Allan Jackson made that point last week during a virtual community conversation hosted by the Mount Greylock Regional School District.

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DOJ Bringing 'SPIRIT' Program to Area Schools

The Department of Justice is bringing training to the county to help prevent racial violence in the schools. Superintendent Jason McCandless said Central Berkshire Regional School District had headed an effort to bring in the department's Student Problem Identification and Resolution of Issues Together (SPIRIT) program and invited other districts to send representatives to the first meeting. McCandless said eventually the goal is to open to a wider region.

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Mount Greylock Audience Urged to Have 'Courage' to Fight Racism

So there's work to be done and that work will involve white people doing the heavy lifting, he told the couple hundred people who came out on March 6 to hear his presentation in the brand new Mt. Greylock auditorium.

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