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Tax dollars should not be spent on diversity and inclusion training for town employees

I am curious to learn what problems or incidents have caused the Harvard Select Board to support diversity and inclusion training for all committee members and town employees. On the agenda at last week’s Select Board meeting was a “Town of Harvard Diversity Statement.” Invited members from Arm in Arm proposed implementing a process to hold people accountable and to capture incidents. The proposal was made to involve the police chief in the reporting process. Police in the United States should never be granted this power.

While training may be described as voluntary, it never is. Employee refusal to attend reeducation sessions will be noted. Committee members who refuse to partake will not be reappointed. Town employees must be judged on the quality of their work and not their adherence to another’s idea of correct thinking. Tax dollars should not be spent to promote “groupthink.” This so-called diversity always rejects and attempts to destroy diversity of opinion and of speech.

If a problem arises, the board should deal with it. I oppose Stasi in Harvard.

Deborah Skauen
Still River Road

Historical note: Stasi were the notorious secret police of the Soviet-era East German state.

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