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Race and My Community Ashlee Ann Shell Axia College University of Phoenix
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I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in a town called Plum. Pittsburgh is made up of many townships and boroughs, Plum Borough, which is located right out of the city limits for Pittsburgh. Many people confuse the townships or boroughs because they are so close together and no clear boundaries that separate them. Other than the names of the towns there is not much difference between the townships or boroughs. In 2000 Plum was one of the medium sized boroughs or townships in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area with a population of 26,940 (Onboard Informatics (2)). Out of the 26,940 people 95.6% of the population of Plum is Caucasian while 2.76% is African American, 0.86% is Asian and 0.03% is Native American (Onboard Informatics (2)). As of 2009, the population of my borough, Plum, PA was 26,249 (Onboard Informatics (2)) Of the over twenty-six thousand people that live in the borough of Plum, over 92% are Caucasian, just like me. 2.6% are African American, 1.7% are Asian and 3.5% of the people in Plum Borough claim ‘other’ or two or more races as their race (Onboard Informatics (2)). The population of Penn Hills witch is Plums neighboring township or borough is 44,614 people, over 73.3% reported to be of Caucasian race. 24.1% report African American as their race, while 0.5% are Asian and 2.01% were declared other (Onboard Informatics (1)). I am definitely a member of the majority race in the townships or boroughs of Plum and Penn Hills. I happen to be an Irish-German American living in Plum Borough. Although there is not much of a focus or activities centered on the Irish-German communities in Plum Borough there are festivals or celebrations that happen throughout the year gear towards Irish or Germans. The World Sacred Music Festival that is held every year in downtown Pittsburgh typically has Irish musical performances and of course, around St. Patrick’s Day there are parades and festivals that happen.
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Of the minority groups that make up Plum Borough, Caucasians, African Americans, and Asians, I would say that Caucasians are the best represented in the community. The Native American community has a private school specifically for Native American children. The school’s principle, Jon Claymore, stated that he “is striving to make it the best Native American school in the state, the country and the world.”(State Board of Health, 2002) The school has 122 students and 37 facility members, and the children of the area have performed traditional Native American dances. Other ethnicities such as the Asian community are represented in small
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