Dear Billy T and Somerville Speakup Line,
As a youth worker in Somerville for over 8 years I could not be more proud of the incredible young people I see every day who consistently advocate for equity and justice in the face of bigotry and ignorance. Nothing in these screenshots (of your prior article) involve bullying of any kind.
Giving a police detail to escort these white students who knowingly posted this looking for a reaction (typical right wing playbook– provoke the left and then prove how ‘irrational’ they are for having a reaction, even though it’s exactly what they want) maintains a false presentation of these young white students as ‘victims’. Victims of what?
The free speech of other young people who have resoundingly spoken out to say that their bigotry is not welcome?
No one has assaulted anyone. Why do they have police escorting them? What are they afraid of?