Burlington School District is the most diverse in the state. More than 60 countries are represented in the
student body, and 27 percent of the students are of color. It’s a multiracial, multicultural environment
– and one that the district works hard to make inclusive.
This morning we conclude our
series, Vermont Reads, To Kill a Mockingbird, VPR’s collaboration with the
Vermont Humanities Council’s statewide reading program. Today, we explore how
we talk to young children about race.
this week VPR is taking a look at race in Vermont as part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s
state-wide reading program, Vermont Reads, To Kill a Mockingbird. Today we look
at the criminal justice system. Is
racial profiling happening in Vermont’s police departments? For years no one knew, because
unlike other states, police departments did not track race data. But now a
pilot project aims to find out.
All this week, VPR has
been looking at race in Vermont,
as part of our collaboration with the Vermont Humanities Council’s statewide
reading program. This year’s selection is To Kill a Mockingbird. Many events have been planned
around the state to explore the novel and its themes. This month, Montpelier’s
Lost Nation Theater is re-staging a local production of the play, which they
originally put on three years ago.
All this week VPR is discussing race in Vermont. Today we look at the criminal justice system. The issue of whether or not justice is
color-blind has long been debated in this country. Many people of color in Vermont
say are stopped more frequently by police officers, and are targets for racial
But is racial profiling happening
in our police departments?
All this week, VPR is
examining the role of race in Vermont
as part of a series inspired by "To Killing a Mockingbird." Last year’s census showed that
Vermonters who claim to be two or more races make up the largest minority
population in Vermont. But when the Jones family moved to
Addison County 30 years ago, they were the only multi-racial family in town.
As part of VPR’s
series, Vermont Reads "To Kill A Mockingbird," we are broadcasting live from an auditorium at Burr & Burton
Academy in Manchester, talking to high school students about how "To Kill A Mockingbird"
with them today.
All this week, VPR is examining
the role of race in Vermont as
part of a series inspired by "To Killing a Mockingbird." The Pulitzer
Prize-winning novel was chosen by the Vermont Humanities Council this year for
Vermont Reads, its annual statewide reading program. Today, we look at race in families.
this week VPR is examining race as part of our 2011 collaboration with the
Vermont Humanities Council’s Vermont Reads statewide reading program. For
the original Vermonters, the Abenaki, eugenics and racial prejudice led to a
life lived in the shadows, where their ancestry was hidden, not celebrated. As
VPR’s John Dillon reports, the Legislature has taken steps to put that history