Yes Massachusetts, The State Seal IS Racist: An Open Letter to the Editorial Board of the Sentinel and Enterprise

Meister Käßner
17 min readJul 31, 2020
Original Seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony 1629 From Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52636897

Dear Editorial Board,

I noted with interest your recent editorial asking readers to place the current debate over the Commonwealth’s Seal in a larger historical context. As a local historian who has researched and taught Massachusetts colonial history for over two decades…

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Meister Käßner

I have been reflecting and writing about the stories, people, and places Northwest of Boston for thirty-five years. I also teach history and manage forest land.