By Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The head of a Vermont’s first official branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says the organization has received several discrimination complaints since it opened this year.

Mary Brown-Guillory, the president the Champlain Area NAACP, tells Vermont Public Radio ( ) some of the reports involve discrimination when individuals are trying to rent or buy a house.

Brown-Guillory says there have been incidents in which people of color were shown houses that were far below the price range they were approved for.

She says she’s been told that students at South Burlington High School have worn shirts with the Confederate flag. The high school decided against changing its “Rebel” mascot in October.

The organization officially opened its doors in July.


Information from: WVPS-FM,

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