Yvonne Guzman
Charges of racism erupted this week at the Tisbury police department, with the town's only African-American year-round officer saying he has been the subject of harassment, jokes and even an offens
Tisbury Police
Racism
Yvonne Guzman
The Martha's Vineyard NAACP this week called for the immediate dismissal of John Dillon, a Tisbury police patrolman who has been charged with racism by a fellow officer.
Tisbury Police
Martha's Vineyard NAACP
Racism
Yvonne Guzman
Tisbury police officer John Dillon -- who has been under fire from the NAACP for allegedly racist acts against the town's only African-American patrolman -- is on indefinite paid administrative lea
Tisbury Police
Racism
Chris Burrell
Two young girls from New Jersey got their first exposure to overt racism this week when they returned from a morning walk into downtown Vineyard Haven and found a racial slur spray-painted in lette
Tisbury Police
Racism

2020

As protests and violence rang out around the country, a peaceful crowd gathered at Waban Park in Oak Bluffs Sunday morning.
As the country reels over protests and violence in Minneapolis, Martha’s Vineyard police chiefs issued a statement late Friday.

2017

A panel debate Sunday at the Union Chapel over how economic issues play into the social justice movement shifted quickly.

2015

Last Wednesday, hundreds of people gathered for this year’s forum hosted by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School. The subject was Black and Blue: Policing the Color Line and featured two panel discussions.
Nearly a year to the day of Michael Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Mo., the New Press organized a panel discussion at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in honor of the publication of The Ferguson Report.
The Vineyard may seem far removed from racial violence, but it has not been a silent observer in the struggle for equality. Every summer people from around the country gather here to continue the civil rights discussion.

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