Final Project - Acceptance at the Core 1 Acceptance at the...

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Acceptance at the Core 1 Acceptance at the Core: An Analysis of the Composition and Characteristics of Ethnic Relations in Milford and the Surrounding Area Nureyev Haas University of Phoenix ETH 125 Cultural Diversity Professor Boyd 9/12/10 Acceptance at the Core The location of Milford Pennsylvania, along with its environs, are some of the most scenically pleasant, opportunity driven, and most socially accepting areas across the entire east coast. Interestingly, Milford is actually ranked second on Fromers “Ten coolest small towns in
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Acceptance at the Core 2 America” [MSNBC, 2007]. With the abundance of self-made businesses and the close proximity of New York City, it is no wonder that Milford is a popular destination for tourists to come and relax. More so, Milford is an ideal place to live for its residents. As a result of its attractiveness and quaint size, Milford is pretty diverse. Not so much ethnically but much more so sexually. In short, there are many openly gay couples that live in this area. These people are never persecuted or looked down on. As a matter of fact, they contribute to the very fabric of the community. Ethnically, the racial makeup of the town is 96.20% White, 1.36% African American, 0.45% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race made up 1.45% of the population [U.S. Census Bureau, 2000]. As a white living in this area, my race is well represented. I am able to enjoy a moderate mix of cultures while outside visitors are still able to feel comfortable in the surrounding area. Based on a heavy percentage of White residents, particularly in my neighborhood, I often see faces which look like mine. The situation is a little different at my job. Where I work, the township consists of a higher percentage of Hispanics than Whites. This does not change any social situations though. Regardless of my location, this area is still full of accepting people, and I have had no problem interacting with a range of ethnicities. Working at a supermarket in the township of Montague, I work with people of all races. In fact, the majority of my co-workers are of mixed race. In part to this, I am always interested in
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