This is Connecticut's opinion page.

Get CT Viewpoints emails in your inbox daily.

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.
Posted inCT Viewpoints

On making power uncomfortable in Greenwich– and not

Real protest cannot leave those in power comfortable, and no matter how you think about yourself Greenwich citizens, the majority of you are power. Greenwich is the wealthiest town in Connecticut, and one of the whitest. Most of you have never had a negative experience with police. I haven’t, and I know it’s because my skin is white. This past Saturday Indivisible Greenwich led a protest in front of Town Hall. Attendees were encouraged to make themselves comfortable on blankets on the green. We were told not to chant, not to march, not to block the street. Instead, we were told to sit and listen to white voices of power, and one black man who was a law enforcement officer.