Statement on the Vandalism of the AHS Black Lives Matter Banners

Dear Arlington friends and neighbors,

The Arlington Human Rights Commission stands with the Arlington High School community in condemning the hateful vandalization of the “We Believe Black Lives Matter” banners that have been posted outside of the school. The banners reflect the values of the Town of Arlington and its high school to support our Black community and strive toward racial equity and justice.  Vandalism like this is a painful reminder of how much work we must continue to do to become a safe, supportive, and inclusive town. The AHRC is deeply committed to continuing to work with all members of our community to deepen understanding and expand dialogue to help create a more welcoming Arlington.