On Friday, Governor Phil Scott said Waples will make an “exceptional justice”. Waples is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who fled the communist revolution in China. Some Vermonters dedicated to supporting the BIPOC population are proud to see this representation.
“I do identify with the Chinese community and that’s part of why this is exciting is that she is an immigrant to this country and that is meaningful to me personally,” said Weiwei Wang from the Vermont Professionals of Color Network. “I hope that over time there is so much more recognition of the diversity of Vermont. There are new Americans here, there are BIPOC individuals here, people of the global majority, we are represented here, and we’d like to see that more in the workforce.”