Waterbury civil rights groups continue to ask Board of Ed commissioner to resign

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The Waterbury Center for Economic and Social Justice released another request for a Waterbury Board of Education member to resign after he proposed a settlement for students opting out of the Pledge of Allegiance.

The statement is addressed to Waterbury BOE member Thomas Van Stone in response to his proposal for students to come in on school holidays if they opt-out of participating in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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The statement reads,

“We find you no longer fit to serve in this importatnt role in the edication of our Black Children and there request your immediate resignation from both roles with the NAACP and the BOE.”

The statement also said that Van Stone’s comments in response to the settlement proposal of the Pledge of Allegiance were racist and realiatory towards black students and others of like minds.

In Late February, the Waterbury Board of Education held a meeting to discuss the controversial issue of Waterbury students opting out of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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