The story of Francis’ downfall is a story of #metoo and the “deplatforming” movement — where activists target those whose views or actions they oppose by putting pressure on the media outlets and institutions that give them platforms to take those platforms away — played out against the backdrop of Kingston’s insular Uptown arts and media social scene, and the cosmic universe of astrology.
Several community members objected to the unexpected resignation of the middle-school principal and quick appointment of a successor, which one said was “shrouded in mystery.” Specifically, they said the appointment was a missed opportunity to increase diversity among administrators. There was talk of a lawsuit.
I confess I feel like a real Pollyanna being surprised by this, but a SUNY New Paltz professor’s avuncular dogwhistling honestly shocked me more than anything else in the news this week.
The traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall will be on view from today July 19 through Sunday, July 22 at Cantine Field in Saugerties.