Clarkston, the refugee melting pot, is focal point of a PBS special
Maria Hinojosa visited Clarkston earlier this year to learn how diversity has complicated, yet enriched, the small town of Clarkston. CREDIT: Futuro Media Groupo Maria Hinojosa , a former CNN correspondent who now works at PBS, sought a city packed with diversity for a series she was developing called “America By the Numbers.” She found diversity in abundance in Clarkston, a small town of 7,500 residents ten miles east of downtown Atlanta in the shadow of Stone Mountain. The numbers don’t lie. In 1980, Clarkston was 90 percent white. That number, based on the 2010 census, is 14 percent. Thanks to a massive influx of… >>
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