The statistics tell the story: More than 12 percent of the people living
in the U.S. are foreign-born but in Vermont, the figure is only about 4
percent. Additionally minorities comprise only a small part of our population; 96 percent of us are Caucasian.
As part of our
Vermont in Transition series, we’ll talk with author and commentator
Tom Slayton and poet and playwright David Budbill about why Vermont is so homogeneous
and how we feel about it. We’ll also hear about a program designed to
bring more minority teachers to the state.
How much do you
think our lack of cultural diversity defines who we are? Email us with