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Vermont's Only Black Female Lawmaker Resigns Amid Racial Harassment

State Rep. Kiah Morris announced in August that she would not be seeking re-election, but now she is resigning early, as a result of "continued harassment" and her husband's health issues.

Vermont state Rep. Kiah Morris has resigned from office, citing extensive racial harassment and telling The New York Times that the lack of response from local law enforcement has been "stunning."

Morris, who was the only black woman in the state Legislature, announced that political discourse had become "divisive, inflammatory and at times, even dangerous."

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