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Old 02-21-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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The percentage of the Green Mountain State's population that is non-Hispanic white dropped from about 96% in 2000 to 94% last year. The number of people identifying themselves as black more than doubled to 6,277. Blacks make up 1% of Vermonters.
Vermont's population of Hispanics, who can be of any race, grew by 67% to 9,208. The number of Asian Americans and those identifying themselves as of two or more races increased by about 50%.


Racial diversity inches higher in Vermont - USATODAY.com
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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the blacks are mainly immigrants from Somalia etc.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Phx
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the blacks are mainly immigrants from Somalia etc.
why is that? Some Church group sponsoring them.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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I would estimate 99 percent of that increase is from the Somalia Bantu refugees Burlington has been taken in by the hundreds for the past few years. Take a drive by the public housing on Riverside Ave in Burlington's Old North End and you would think your in Somalia. I am sure these people left some horrible place but have heard they are given priority to housing and social services over native Vermonters. I have also heard they have put a huge strain on the schools in Burlington as well. Google what happened to Lewiston Maine when they relocated there.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:03 PM
 
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I love diversity. In fact, I thinks it's nice and diverse to have cities that
are not state mandated---> 25% Asian, 25% Black, 25% White, 25% Hispanic.


Having said that...I googled Lewiston, Maine and Wikipedia says it's only 1.8% black.

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Old 02-24-2011, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Sorry folks. I just had to delete a bunch of posts....and since these threads usually go nowhere but down..... closing thread.
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