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.
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
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.
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