Race And Community Essay

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Race and CommunityTammy RossAxia College of University of PhoenixCultural DiversityLashun AronSeptember 30, 2007AbstractThe racial issues can very from community to community; this place has very few issues because we have very few minorities that live here. The issues that we hold are between to groups of people that are of the same race just different in who we are.Just imagine coming to a place where you could have a wonderful life just to find out that people tend to look at you differently when you walk by, or go into a restaurant; you feel out of place. Then you find out there are very few people like you. So what makes this community different then other communities? Is it because in this small community almost all the people are the same; we live in a community where everyone is the same, we all look alike and talk alike, the only difference is that some have better jobs or they drive better cars then others.I had thought that there where people from all cultures living every where but I was wrong; not in this town. This town consists of almost only one race; it has more whites than any other race. This community does not have the different ethnic groups that live in most cities. Most of the places you go you will only see whites out on the streets, in the stores, at restaurants, even in the schools according to Public School Info there are 548 students enrolled at the local school with only one being of another race (Public School Info 2007). Going into a Mexican, or Chinese restaurant is the only place where you will find other cultures. According to the U.S. Census Bureau we have approximately 8,133 people living in our town of them there are 2,269 whites, 9 African Americans, 9 American Indians, 4 Asians, 1 Native Hawaiians, 11 Hispanics, 9 two or more races and 1 some other race (U.S. Census Bureau 2007).What makes this town different then other communities is that here we do not have to fight over discrimination against other cultures it is the fight over discrimination against each other that makes us different. There are only whites; no other ethnic group holds a leadership position in this community, office, work places, or in the schools. This is where the racial issues come into focus. We have three groups of whites in this community there is the subordinate group, minority group and the group [as I will call them] the get along group they just want every on to get along, they are between the two other groups. To belong to the subordinate group you have got to have a long life history in the community. Their families have all held some position in the community either as school board members, police officer or council members. This group tends to always be the ones that hold the leadership positions. The minority groups are the ones that want to make changes because they have more education and better training then the older subordinate group, so to belong to this group of people you need to be out...

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