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Race In My Community Essay

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IntroductionWhen I was growing up, I never experienced cultural diversity. We lived out in the country, and there usually was not another house for miles. We lived outside the small country town Piggott, AR, which was all white. After graduating and working for a few years, I moved to Jonesboro, AR. While I was growing up, my family shaped my views on cultural diversity. I was raised knowing that people were different, although I did not live among people that were different from me, concerning race, skin color, culture, or customs. I do not get out much however; I found that one school here has stopped giving Spanish lessons, and a young African American stated that the local police wrongfully detained him.White Americans are the majority in the Untied States. I believe that this is also true in the two communities that I have lived in. In Piggott, AR, where I grew up, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2000 poll, (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000), Whites are 98.6%, African Americans 0.2%, American Indian and Alaska Natives 0.2%, Some Other Race 0.2%, and Hispanic or Latinos 0.8%. These percentages appear to be close but having grown up around Piggott, AR; I believe that the numbers do not correctly represent the town's population. I believe that the number of whites living there are greater than that reported. A few African Americans work in a factory in Piggott, AR, but there are not any African Americans living in Piggott, AR. In, my current community, Jonesboro, AR, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2000 poll, (U.S. Census Bureau, 2000), Whites are 85.4%, African Americans 11.3%, American Indian and Alaska Natives 0.3%, Asians 0.8%, Some Other Race 1.1%, and Hispanic or Latinos 2.3%. I find that some of these numbers are somewhat hard to believe. There are large numbers of illegal Hispanics that live in our community, that have come here for work. I am sure the illegal Hispanics are not included in this count, which would cause the percentages to be false. There also seems to be a larger number of Asians that are here for work or college. By asking others, and myself the core questions provided in the syllabus, I will be providing an accurate and more personal view of the race within my community.Look Of Community MembersIn my community, there are people that look the same as I do, have the same culture and are of the same race. There are also people that are completely different from me. Some of these people are from different races, and have different skin color. Some of the people speak a different language than I speak. There are also people that come from different cultural backgrounds. However, the majority of the people in my community is of the same race as me, the same color, and has the same culture. Even though there are differences, there are similarities that are found in everyone. For example, these community members bleed, breathe, die, and live just the same as I do. These community members also have the same basic body...

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