Black family sues town over alleged r...

Black family sues town over alleged racism

There are 10 comments on the York Weekly story from Feb 27, 2007, titled Black family sues town over alleged racism. In it, York Weekly reports that:

A black family has filed a lawsuit against the town of Dexter, claiming it was forced to leave Maine after being subjected to acts of racism and the police department failed to respond.

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Waterville, ME

#1 Mar 10, 2007
I have heard comments at the workplace that make my toes curl.(And I'm white.)

Medway, ME

#2 Mar 24, 2007
This is scary. This is not Maine. What the town's attorney addressed in not what was on the table. What was on the table was violence toward children and racial slurs.

United States

#3 Jul 16, 2007
My parents were born and raised in ME. My grandparents lived in Dexter until they passed away. My husband is black, I'm white & we have 3 sons. I love Dexter, but would be horrified to move there & try to raise our kids in such a racist community. Soooo sad in the 21st century that this is still aloud to go on. My cousin is mixed blk/wht and lived there about 10 yrs ago and the kids called her N & one kid came to school w/ a KKK hood on!

United States

#5 Dec 14, 2007
that is maine


#6 Jan 17, 2008
I can't believe this stuff still happens!! It's unreal but I have seen it happen in Maine. I grew up in Lowell MA. but unfortunately I live in Maine now. I chose to riase my kids in a safer place. Ha ha ha!! I am NOT racist in any way nor have I raised my kids that way. I hung around with black people all my life. I remember a coach at Nokomis High that was black. He was my friend and I hated the way other whites treated him. I stood up for him too!!!I'm getting to really hate Maine. It is a racist state and it shouldn't be tollerated. Some people are just IGNORANT. The color of your skin does not make you a human being!! My heart goes out to this family and I hope they win!!! BIG!!


#7 Jan 17, 2008
Just because someone is white, it doesn't mean they are any better then a black person. I know, I'm white. The difference is ...I'm not ignorant.
I think this family should fight 'til the end. Hope they win BIG!! My heart goes out to them...
I'm ashamed to be white in these instances!!!

Boxford, MA

#8 Apr 20, 2009
Typical small-town, married w/3kids by your 25th birthday-maine bumpkins The ignorance in these short sighted robots (you-are-black-I-am-supposed-t o-think-that-is-bad. I-am-supposed-to-not-like-you- because-everyone-I-know-says-s o-since-I-was-born)will continue through the generations until it is broken by outside influence that hits someone moves the hell out of redneck town.

United States

#11 Sep 10, 2009
God created all men to be equal....color doesn't matter!! I live in Maine and am proud of it, but I do NOT agree with ANY racism!
white not racist

United States

#12 Sep 26, 2009
live in dexter 25 years town is racist they play favorites lots of drugs of any kind always will be they talk behind your back color is a problem in central me.

Maryland Heights, MO

#13 Jul 7, 2010
I would like to know why the city is responsible if someone that lives there treats you bad.Racism is in all cities regardless of which state they are in.I was raised down south and moved to Chicago for a couple of years and actually saw more racism up north then I saw down south.The black man went up north years ago to escape slavery and now the racism is just as bad if not worse up there.

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