Race and Your Community

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Race and Your Community 1 Race and Your Community Tara Ann Goldizen-Rick Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Race and Your Community 2 An individual’s life experiences whether direct or indirect influence how he or she , analyzes the influences of race within, his or her community. I personally have been exposed to many different races and communities over the years due to the continuous relocation throughout the United States during my childhood, adolescent and young adulthood years that has directly influenced my view of racial and cultural diversity within the communities I have had the pleasure to live in. For me, my experiences have created a view of tolerance and acceptance of the diversities that are within the different communities to which I belonged. Due to my exposure and experiences within the many different cities, rural and suburban communities of New York City, New Jersey, California, Washington State, Florida, and Maryland, to name a few have each broadened my views of race, culture, stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination in both negative and positive ways through stereotypes, prejudice and ignorance of entitlement. I am of English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish heritage and considered to be of White or Caucasian race. I am currently a stay at home-mother of four children under the age of 7 who is mainly involved only with taking care of my own children and my 8 month old goddaughter, attending college and running a household. Due to the economic crisis our country is in at this time I do not have the resources, organizational skills or energy to be more involved with my community. Currently I reside in the rural town of Montgomery, New York which is an hour and half north of New York City with a combined population of 24,527. The population consists of 22,360 White or Caucasian, 927 African American or Black, 59 Native American and Alaska Native, 173 Asian, 3 Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, 586 Some Other Race, 419 Two or More Races, 1,901 Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race). (2000 US Census)
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Race and Your Community 3 To better understand the growing community I looked into the ethnicity of the Valley Central School District to which my two older children currently attend. The Valley Central School District consists of 5 Elementary schools known as Berea, East Coldenham, Maybrook, Montgomery and Walden, 1 Valley Central Middle school and 1 Valley Central High School. I find that the schools are an exceptual source of where our ethnicity lies. According to my research the following is where our population ethnicity is distributed among the 7 schools that make up the Valley Central School District. Through a website called Greatschools.net I found the following comparison for all 7 schools. “Berea Elementary is comprised of 3% Asian or Pacific Islander, 7% Black or African American, 13% Hispanic or Latino, 77% White or Caucasian. East Coldenham Elementary is comprised of 3% Asian or Pacific Islander, 6% Black or African American, 14% Hispanic or Latino, and 77% White or Caucasian. Maybrook
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