Week 9 Final Project - Race and Your Community ETH125

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Race and My Community 1 Race and My Community Yvonne M. Spinks October 3, 2010 ETH 125 Lyron Baggerly
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Race and My Community 2 Racial issues can vary from place to place. In Nixa, MO; where I lived before I moved to Springfield, there is a significantly low amount racial issues. Nixa houses roughly 97% white- American's and a very low number of citizens attached to minority groups. The issues that we hold are between groups of people who are of the same race. Originally coming from Germany, I have noticed many differences in how people act towards and treat others. Missouri's mentality is horrible when it comes to respect and thoughtfulness towards others. The biggest community issue I have noticed entails inequality on the part of the law when dealing with similar situations. A person who commits a crime should be punished equally to another person who commits the same crime regardless of their standing in the community. People here in Missouri, especially Nixa and surrounding areas, can be very hateful towards others. For some reason, it seems like it is a mentality of “what is in it for me”. A good example of this is how many people are living on food stamps or unemployment in the state of Missouri. According to Deptofnumbers.com (2010), the unemployment rate in the city of Springfield and it's surrounding areas is 8.5 percent. In simpler terms, this means that one out of every 12 people is without a job. I run into people all the time who are perfectly able to work, but because of laziness or ego, they are unwilling to take jobs they would not enjoy or that they believe is “beneath them” even if they are unqualified for anything better. This is an ongoing problem throughout the United States as well. In Springfield (including Nixa), the job market is
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Race and My Community 3 not terrible, although most of the available positions are low paying. I have run into many situations recently where people are living off of others or what is also known as “mooching”. The definition of a mooch according to Dictionary.com (2010) is “to get or take without paying
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