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Running head: RACE AND YOUR COMMUNITY 1 Race and Your Community Jamie Jordan ETH/125 April 3, 2011 Kent Keller
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RACE AND YOUR COMMUNITY 2 Race and Your Community I am a 39 year old “white” female; I live with my 42 year old husband and our six children. I live in a small town in Oregon called Powell, Butte. I was raised in Sacramento, California and I am use to racial integration. Since moving to this small town, I see very little that. As of the census of 2000, there are 7,356 people, 2,817 households, and 1,907 families residing in the city. The population density is 427.1/km² (1,105.9/mi²). There are 3,022 housing units at an average density of 175.5/km² (454.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.80% White, 0.01% African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.50% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 7.42% of the population is Hispanic or Latino, of any race. (Census bureau) The county in which I live in and surrounding area, I have noticed very limited diversity in race. I believe that this is because the people who live here have been here for generations upon generations. This area is historically known for what outsiders may refer to the citizens as rednecks. Being from California I did not expect to fit is as well as I have. I was raised in an urbanized area where it is common to see both white females and males dressing in the trendy attire of the season that you would see in magazines or on television. I thought for sure I would stand out from the people here and singled out almost immediately. I did not think that the locals would want a “city girl” in there comfortable town. However, that was not the case at all, I was welcomed as if I had been born and raised here. Most of the people in this community do look similar to me, but only because of the color of my skin. The fact that most of the people around here
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RACE AND YOUR COMMUNITY 3 are white is where the comparison stops between me and the locals. Regardless of the Historical values, the people of this town were raised with, mainly racial discrimination; there truly is not any racial discrimination or prejudice that I have seen toward people of different ethnicity. There is a handful of minorities in my community, however, you rarely hear of any hate crimes or racial issues. I have been living here in this community for many years, the leaders of our community and surrounding areas seem to treat everyone equally.
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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