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Collins Page 1 3/12/2012 Race and Your Community Brian Collins ETH/125_Cultural Diversity Jamie Morgan Axia College of University of Phoenix
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Collins Page 2 3/12/2012 Race and Your Community Considering race and ethnicity in any community one must know that issues will rise, but for the most part racial and ethnic issues usually prevail in most communities. The community in which I live, Norcross, Georgia, is in the metro Atlanta area, but my neighborhood is considered “little Havana” due to the mass number of Hispanics migrating and relocating to the city. This has been the immigration and relocation destination for Hispanics as well as African Americans along with other races in a small percentage over the past 10 years, however, Whites and African Americans make up 95 percent of the states population. Combining all of these groups in one community has contributed to Georgia’s economy, manpower, services offered, and housing industry. I will be examining the influences that race have on Atlanta in terms of communities, workplaces, and other environments that I am familiar with. I will also present the comparisons of myself to others that live within my community and analyze our differences and similarities in view of our lifestyles, cultural background, and acceptance of the community. I will disclose racism and the prejudice that is displayed within the Norcross area, but I will also provide examples that shows that the county of Norcross, Gwinnett, considers these matters to be serious and has been organizing effective planning to put into action immediately and has greatly enforced it within their school systems as of today; which embraces the diverse ethnicities while educating the community about diverse cultures in a method to encourage others to tolerate, be knowledgeable and accept these different cultures. The population of Georgia, surveyed data recorded in 2000 according to the U.S. census was 416,474 in which 33.22% made up Whites, 61.39% African Americans, 4.49% Hispanics, 1.24% of two or more races, and 1.99% of other races (US Census Data, 2000). I am a part of
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Collins Page 3 3/12/2012 both the African American and Hispanic race category due to my mother being African American along with other races and my father being Puerto Rican; so, therefore my cultural background is diverse in many ways, but I appear to be of the African American race in looks. However, it has been extremely difficult to group the Hispanic race into their correct groups because their appearance and looks tend to be so similar. Although Georgia is made up of majority White and African American residents, you are still able to stroll along the streets of downtown Atlanta or go to the upper class Lenox area and see Whites, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and other races as well. After doing a little research on population, reservations and tribes in Georgia I found there are no federally known tribes here, however, there is a state recognized tribe “
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Week 9 Finals - Collins Page 1 Race and Your Community...

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