Final Project Race and Your Community

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Running head: RACE AND YOUR COMMUNITY 1 Race and Your Community Darrell Dannelley ETH/125 February 4, 2011 Dr. Lesley Reel
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RACE AND YOUR COMMUNITY 2 Race and Your Community I live in a typical American community that has a large variety of different races and ethnic groups. Walking and shopping within my community you will hear many different languages spoken. Like many other communities in America, all of the different groups will work together, shop amongst each other, and interact together. Although there is plenty of intermingling I believe that for the most part, when looking at the private home and social life, the different races and ethnic groups tend to not intermingle. On any given day if you sit by the fountain in the middle of the local mall, like I did, you will see just about every tone and color of skin possible. You will also hear many different languages and styles of spoken language. You will see couples holding hands that have the same tone as each other and ones that have different skin tones form each other. Although you may see a large verity of people, the majority of people you see will look similar to me.
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RACE AND YOUR COMMUNITY 3 According to the 2000 census over 61% of people in my community are white. The second largest group would be Hispanic or Latino at just over 33%. (U.S. Census Bureau, 08-J) I feel that the leaders within in my community treat everyone equally. The leaders of my community only tend to be open about being against the criminals not any only type of race or ethnic group, and I think that that is understandable. The leaders of the community most predominantly look the same as me but there is differences in both skin tone as well as gender. The local law enforcement is quite diverse as well. The majority of law officers look the same as me but I feel that is due to the majority of citizens here look the same as me. I do believe that for the most part that both the members of my community that look like me, as well was the members that look different from the way I do, are all treated fairly. I am not sure if unfair treatment goes unreported but, I was unable to find many accusations. I
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course ETH/125 ETH/125 taught by Professor Angieandriot during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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