What Science Tells Us About Race

Jan 7, 2013

When you identify yourself by race, what do you think that's based on? A cultural definition? Or a scientific one? Does race even exist?

UVM Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics John Burke discusses why science now questions whether race is really an accurate way of identifying people. And Molly Loomis describes the current exhibit on race at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center and how it has fostered a wider discussion in the community.

Also on the program, the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut,focused attention on troubled young people and the adults who are in a position to try to help and guide them. Jerry Cassels, a school counselor at Northfield Middle and High School and president of the Vermont School Counselors Association, discusses the work of school counselors in Vermont.