Race and Community finale project week seven

Race and Community finale project week seven - Race and...

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Race and Community Race and Your Community Cultural Diversity Ethics 125 University of Phoenix Mark Watson May 23, 2010 Timothy Albert
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“I was born in a small town, and I live in a small town. Probably die in a small town, in a small community.” Words made famous by John Cougar Mellencamp can logically sum of my life. I was born on a small military base community, everyone I know lives in small military base villages, and I will probably never leave small town America. My town is surrounded by country on all four sides. Having said that I can say that race has never been a major issue in my community, but it does exist without doubt. A few of the issues that lead to racism in my community include: all white leaders, a ‘maximum security” prison, and no education regarding race. While my community consists mostly of white Americans, the issue of race is still a prevalent and unfortunate issue. The largest majority of people in my community are white, with a small percentage being of other races. Specifically, 86.63% of the residents in my town are white, 9.79% are black, .70% is Asian, 2.79% claim other, and 3.89% claim they have Hispanic heritage (El Paso County Demographics). These numbers can easily show that the people in my community mostly look like me in that most of the people that I see everyday are white Americans. That is not to say that everyone that I see on a daily basis looks like me. First of all, everyone is an individual. Even other white people do not look like me in some cases. Social class and economic status have just as much to do with white people looking different than race do in my community. However, in regards to race, on a regular basis I work with people of Hispanic heritage. My nephew plays high school football and everyone in town knows that a few of the best players we have happen to be African American. However, when I think of football I do not think about “the black kid”, and when I go to work I do not think about working with “Hispanics”. I do not see color; just think of them the same way I think of everyone else around that looks like me. I believe that the
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people in my community that are of other races have all assimilated to the white culture and the way of life in my community. Because of this assimilation it is not noticeable that people are
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course AAIT Ethics125/ taught by Professor Pearlman during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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