Racism, Coded Language, White nationalism
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Maine can be quiet. Humble. Secluded. Lost in the upper northern woods of New England, the large state can feel separated from the rest of the nation. Problems and politics are diluted by the rocky shores of Acadia, the dense enclosures of forests and the strong sense of community. This is “Vacationland” after all. So when a small, rural Maine community is thrust under the bright light of the national media spotlight, it tends to burn. Jackman, Maine is one of those small communities. Recently featured on media outlets including The Washington Post, CNN and USA Today, the story of a racist town manager being fired has grabbed headlines and sparked controversy.
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Theriault, Liz, "Racism in our backyard" (2018). University of Maine Racial Justice Collection. 157.