Letter: Please raise the ‘Stop Anti-Semitism’ flag in Barrington

Posted 3/4/21

To the editor:

A formal request to raise a “Stop Anti-Semitism” flag on the Barrington town flagpole was submitted on February 23 to all five town council members.

Councilman Brier …

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Letter: Please raise the ‘Stop Anti-Semitism’ flag in Barrington

Posted

To the editor:

A formal request to raise a “Stop Anti-Semitism” flag on the Barrington town flagpole was submitted on February 23 to all five town council members.

Councilman Brier responded with his opinion that the flag could stir up Jew-hatred. If that were true, wasn’t it irresponsible for the Town Council to fly the Black Lives Matter movement flag for a month and thus invite hate against the Black community?

In any case it is a documented fact that the giant “Stop Anti-Semitism” banner displayed at the Big Blue Bug on Rt. 95 during the month of July 2020 did no such thing. If anything, it brought a wellspring of public support for the Jewish community to the fore.

Council members supported the flying of the Black Lives Matter movement flag in February. In the name of equity we ask their support in raising the “Stop Anti-Semitism” flag on behalf of the Jewish community for a month, at the earliest possible date.

Signed,

Mary Greene

Peacedale

Ms. Greene is RICI president.

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