Race and My Community

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RACE AND MY COMMUNITY 1 Race and My Community Chris Bolte ETH/125 5/22/2011
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RACE AND MY COMMUNITY 2 Michael Moats I am sure that most of us can agree that there is difference in this world, especially here in the United States of America. No two people are exactly alike. Sure there are identical twins who, to the naked eye, look identical, but indeed have very different distinctions. For instance, their fingerprints are their own unique identifications. No two fingerprints as well as personalities, are the same. In contrast, there are others that are very different from each other. Whether the difference lies in body type and size, eye color, hair color, or skin color, the way people look can vary greatly. Furthermore, their heritage, beliefs, and way of life can be very different from yours or mine, as well. Here in Yellowstone County, Montana, in a small town/community called Huntley, where I live with my wife and three children, outsiders are not
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RACE AND MY COMMUNITY 3 easily welcomed. Whether you are of a different color or just from another state, it takes some time for the locals to accept you as a part of their community. I moved here 11 years ago from the Seattle, Washington area. I know exactly what it is like, and I am a white male. Not accepting people who are different is easy; however, there is one thing that we need to remember before judging someone who is different from us; the blood pumping through our vanes is of the same color. In America, there are almost 975,000 people who call the state of Montana home (U.S. Census Bureau). We are the Big Sky State and one of the “last frontiers” in America. With our rolling plains and mountain peaks, people come from all over to seek enterprise or escape from the busy, big city environment. The outdoor adventurist is easily seduced by her raw and alluring wilderness. We have almost endless hunting, fishing, and camping. The state’s agriculture consists of cattle, wheat, barley, sugar beets, hay, and hogs. Mining, food processing, and lumber supply a large number of industrial jobs. Yet our unemployment rate has increased by a percent in the last year (Montana-Facts.com). Native Americans make up 6.4% of the state’s population and are Montana’s largest minority (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009). The Yellowstone County area, which consists most notably of the city of Billings (the County Seat) and towns of Custer, Laurel, Lockwood, Huntley, Shepherd, and Worden. There are an estimated 144,797 people living in Yellowstone
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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