Wells Race and My Community

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RACE AND OUR COMMUNITY 1 Race and Our Community Heather Wells ETH/125 August 28, 2011 Bob Nobis
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RACE AND OUR COMMUNITY 2 Race and Our Community When I first moved to my community the majority of the people who lived here were similar to me, they had the same skin color as I did, they seemed to come from the same type of stereotype 2.4 person families. They were what I considered normal; they dressed the same, spoke English and did not act as if they had some kind of defects. When I moved to this community, there were not members of other races. It was not the reason that I chose to move here, the reason I chose to move to this community is the small close nit community with graduating classes of less than 200. It was almost 20 years before we began to have any ethnic diversity in this community. I give a lot of credit to the first non- white family that moved here. It was unfortunate that they did not stay long, choosing not to make this community their home. Though I will never be able to understand what they went through, I have much compassion for what they went through. I never realized that people in this small community would not be welcoming. It was not that they were bigots out in the open, they were not posting threats or sending hate mail, they just seemed to shun the newcomers. Immigrants who come to America in hopes of a better life are more often than not welcomed by the American citizens. Most American citizens do not have a problem with people immigrating to the country. This is how this country came about; if it were not for the immigrants, there would not be the diversity that we call a melting pot in North America.
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RACE AND OUR COMMUNITY 3 Immigrants that come to our country expecting to get a “free ride” without having to work for it are when ill feelings begin. Most people in America work hard to provide for their families and tend to frown upon people who want to be supported by their hard working tax dollars. This courses text had information about people who have one or more ethnic backgrounds, including some with one or more cultural races. I have multiple ethnic backgrounds; I am Polish, German, and French Canadian. The readings touched on many of these and many more, that even though I did not belong to the particular ethnic group, I can relate the reading to what I am told about my own heritage. The local media represents anyone or
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course ETH 125 205 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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