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Old 09-03-2010, 04:52 PM
 
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Hello all,

My partner and I plan to move to the Brattleboro area within the next six months or so. I have loved Vermont ever since my first visit to the state about 15 years ago, and am finally in a position to be able to make the move. Our main concern about the move is for our son who is African American. I know that Vermont is not an ethnically diverse state, but I am wondering how the towns of Brattleboro/Putney compares to the rest of the state? Is there much of an African American presence in Brattleboro area? We want to be sure that our son can see himself reflected back in at least some of the faces around town, and especially at school.

I realize the percentage of African Americans compared to the entire town population will be quite low, but we do want to be sure that our son will not feel like his race makes him stand out in a way that may not be comfortable.

Thank you in advance for any feedback you might be able to offer!
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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I wonder if you could learn more about the school's demographics by calling the Brattleboro school your son would be in.

This is all relative, of course, as you know Vermont is very white. My sense is that Brattleboro is more diverse than any other part of the state besides Burlington. The School for International Training attracts people from all over the world as well as those interested in traveling the world (not like tourists).

Putney is tiny. No one is likely to see themselves reflected back. That said, I love Putney's funkiness and can imagine being happy living there.

Good luck to you in your move. I hope you find what you seek and enjoy life here.


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Hello all,

My partner and I plan to move to the Brattleboro area within the next six months or so. I have loved Vermont ever since my first visit to the state about 15 years ago, and am finally in a position to be able to make the move. Our main concern about the move is for our son who is African American. I know that Vermont is not an ethnically diverse state, but I am wondering how the towns of Brattleboro/Putney compares to the rest of the state? Is there much of an African American presence in Brattleboro area? We want to be sure that our son can see himself reflected back in at least some of the faces around town, and especially at school.

I realize the percentage of African Americans compared to the entire town population will be quite low, but we do want to be sure that our son will not feel like his race makes him stand out in a way that may not be comfortable.

Thank you in advance for any feedback you might be able to offer!
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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Thanks so much for your response, Sherylcatmom. Calling the schools is an excellent suggestion. I am very much looking forward to the move!

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I wonder if you could learn more about the school's demographics by calling the Brattleboro school your son would be in.

This is all relative, of course, as you know Vermont is very white. My sense is that Brattleboro is more diverse than any other part of the state besides Burlington. The School for International Training attracts people from all over the world as well as those interested in traveling the world (not like tourists).

Putney is tiny. No one is likely to see themselves reflected back. That said, I love Putney's funkiness and can imagine being happy living there.

Good luck to you in your move. I hope you find what you seek and enjoy life here.
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