LIN Race and My Community ETH 125 Final wk 9

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Running Header: Living In a Melting Pot Living In the Melting Pot Race and My Community Carissa Lindblom ETH/125 July 17, 2011
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Living In the Melting Pot Ah, the Northwest has the most beautifully placed mountains, and lakes. From Coeur D’Alene Idaho to Seattle Washington there is the most scenically pleasant views with in the United States. There are tons of natural resources and loads of opportunity. Within this 500 mile or so, radius the beauty of its lands and water ways has made the Northwest a tourist area as well as a home for many immigrants. The largest area around us for immigrants would be the metro Seattle area. This is because of its appeal as a community and the fact that it is located right on the west coast, the travel from Asia is kind of easy. The Northwest, (Seattle and Coeur D’Alene areas) as a whole has grown about 35% within the last 100 years (1910-2010) (Idaho Department of Labor, n.d.) . I am Caucasian, so, I see people that look like me in the area all the time. I would have to say that the Caucasian race is the larger of the races in the Northwest, however, if you travel just a few miles to work or for pleasure you begin to see the beautiful colors of different races. The Seattle area would have to be where you would find the most races. Their downtown area if always filled with a variety of different skin tones, and during the summer time the diversity gets larger. Many Asian and African Americans frequent the downtown areas of Seattle. I love to go downtown Seattle and people watch, there are so many cultures that are there and I find it amazing. Even though we have a large amount of diversity within the Northwest area our government still seems to fall in to the category of “White Americans” there has not been a whole lot of diversity through our government around this
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Living In the Melting Pot particular area for a while. In the Seattle area there was a governor by the name of Gary Locke, he was a Chinese American, he was also Washington’s 21 st governor. Gary Locke was born in to an immigrant family in January of 1950. He held office for about 8 or 9 years, he was a big advocate for anti-discrimination. He was the first Chinese American to be elected as a governor (Asian American
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Summer '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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