Week 9 Final Project - Race and My Community Race and My...

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Race and My Community Race and My Community Clara Houpt Phoenix University 06/1/2011 1
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Race and My Community Race and My Community Race and my community is quite the issue. Many different races and ethnic groups live here in Spokane, WA. Mainly it is made up of African Americans, Asians Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and White Americans. We have a very diverse and rich in culture. We look very different from each other but most of the time we get along well. We do have some issues with racism, and prejudice like they do everywhere, but at the same time many cultures strive here. There is at least one group where the prejudice comes from that will be addressed. There have been many issues that have been overcome already. I will discuss in this paper what race is like here and the problems we face as well as give suggestions on how to fix those problems, and explain why they need to be fixed. The face of race in my community, there are obstacles that have been challenged, but there are still more to be dealt with. There is a portion of my community that looks like I do. There are many different races that make up my community though. A majority would be Native Americans, the Spokane Tribal Reservation is just north of town, but most live within the city. Then we have Mexican American and Some Hispanic Americans. We also have a very large Asian American group here. A few are just starting to come from the Orient as well. The main difference is in the color of skin we range from light to dark. Aside from that there is not a lot of difference as far as looks go. This brings up how people are treated here because of how they look. As far as how leaders in my community treat groups in regards to race we actually have a pretty good record. We elected our first black mayor James E. Chase in 1981. He was the second African American to serve on the city council, and the 2
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Race and My Community president of the Spokane branch of the NAACP (Mack, 2011). There is still an organization in his name to help African Americans children as well as all children regardless of what their race is. In recent times the leaders are guilty of condemning a
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