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Race and Your Community Axia College of University of Phoenix Cultural Diversity ETH/125 Tammy Castaing
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Race and Your Community The racial issues can vary from community to community; in Carriere, Mississippi, where I live, there are very few issues, because we have only a few minorities that live here. Less than 7% of our population is a minority. As a predominantly white area, it is very seldom you even see someone from a minority or different cultures. This in turn leads to high levels of prejudice, due to the fact that people are not used to different types of people. The issues that we hold are between groups of people that are of the same race, just different in who we are, or different in moral values. Just imagine coming to a place where you could have a wonderful life just to find out that people tend to look at you differently when you walk by, or go into a restaurant; you feel out of place. Then you find out there are very few people like you. So what makes this community different then other communities? Is it because in this small community almost all the people are the same; we live in a community where everyone is the same, we all look alike and talk alike, the only difference is that some have better jobs or they drive better cars than others. Most diverse cities and towns have higher populations, where work and better lifestyles are available. This town consists of almost only one race; it has more whites than any other race. This community does not have the different ethnic groups that live in most cities. Most of the places you go you will only see whites out on the streets, in the stores, at restaurants, even in the schools according to Public School Info there are 100 students enrolled at the local school with only 6 being of another race (Public School Info 2008). Going into a Mexican, or Chinese restaurant is the only place where you will find other cultures. According to the City Data, we
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have approximately 13,198 people living in our town, and of them, 94.3% are white/non Hispanic. 0.2% makes up other races, and 0.4% are American Indians.
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