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Patch's Poll: Does Cultural and Racial Prejudice Still Exist in Connecticut?

Prejudice may never be stamped out, but the question remains whether it still is common in this state.

Police and school officials in Wilton are investigating a Twitter account in which some individual — believe to be a high school student — is sending out racist and hateful messages regarding the people in town.

The account is @YouLiveInWilton, and it has sparked controversy and frustrating among town residents there who aren’t happy that this hateful speech is spewing online.

A Patch contributor, , took the issue head-on by publishing two opinion pieces: “,” and “.”

“It is my hope that we can send a clear, unequivocal and united message that this kind of behavior does not represent our community and that it will not be tolerated,” Dr. Gary Richards, superintendent of schools, told the Wilton Board of Education.

But apart from dealing with this issue, Heather tackled a few other examples of perceived racism or bias, including Jrs' statements on how he would support the .

“Indeed, prejudice seems to be alive and well here in Connecticut,” Heather said.

So, we want to know your thoughts on this. Do you think cultural prejudice is alive and well in progressive and left-of-center Connecticut? Or are these isolated incidents? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

thomas June 23, 2012 at 03:26 PM
connecticut is in that sorry and odd condition being next door to new york city

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