Hammond - Race - have seen their share of violence and...

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Cory Jackson Block B 11/22/05 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Through the past 16 years of my life, I have seen many different races. When I was a child, I was not exposed to the world as much as I am now. I didn’t have a care in the world for all the violence and turmoil. Of course I didn’t know much about it, but as long as it didn’t interrupt with my afternoon television shows then I was all set. Now I realize that most of the violence and turmoil is caused by race. Race does not have much meaning to me. I know what the word race means, but it does not change the way I look at people. If you look race up in a dictionary, it will tell you that race is a local geographic or global human population distinguished as a more or less distinct group by genetically transmitted physical characteristics. There are many different types of race. From Caucasian, to African American, to Asian, all these races
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Unformatted text preview: have seen their share of violence, and turmoil. I consider myself Caucasian. The reason I say this is because I am white. Although the one thing I don’t understand is that I come from a diverse background consisting of many nationalities. So why am I not considered any of these nationalities? This is where the true definition of race plays in. The physical characteristics of humans is what sets them apart from one another. The simple fact that I have white skin, I am labeled Caucasian. Many races have different roles in the world. I feel that black people are most discriminated against. People say that over the years they have become equal, but I feel it has only gotten worse. If my race was different I would still have the same virtues as I have always had: everyone is equal....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Hanlon during the Spring '08 term at North Shore Community College.

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