The concept of race is defined in so ways, yet it is not defined as equal.
characters are what defined a person, as well as culture they have.
On this campus of
UMASS Amherst, there is diversity, but with that comes the differences.
With the growing population of the minorities, is there a fear that the ethical
balance will tip in one’s favor?
On collegeboard.com, Asians are nine percent to the
seventy-three percent of Whites/Non-Hispanic.
African-American follows with five
percent, Hispanics with four percent, and there is eight percent who wish not to be
Minorities have on-campus programs that promote a sense of unity among the
minorities, such as ALANA (African, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native
American), and AASA (Asian American Student Association).
There are also groups for
those with different religions and sexual preferences, such as the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, and Transgender).
All of these groups are active, and are able to rise when a
problem arises, like if a hate crime was to occur.
With today’s society, we have been taught to see race as a “scientific
categorization of people based on biological differences between groups of individuals”
(Mooney, Knox, Schacht, 291).
However, besides biological conditions, there are
cultural definitions that lie on the minds of people.
The problem that is encountered here is that the general public on campus does
not see the separation.
The separation isn’t only by race however; it also involves
religion, sexual preference, etc.