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Race, Racism And My Community Essay

2166 words - 9 pages

Racial issues are an important part of any city in America today. America is a racially
diverse country but still seems to have many problems as far as racial equality, race relations,
and encouraging diversity. My community is in, what I think, is a fairly unique situation in terms
of race. According to the census and other sources I found on the internet, the population of
Cedar Hill, Texas is approximately 32,093. The city is growing and very much like the other
upscale surburbs in Dallas. Cedar Hill offers satisying opportunities for both indoor and outdoor
activities and a very family orientate city, the chity has an amusement park, a skating rink, a 14-
screen Cinemark Movie Theather and a studio for arts and crafteman. The Tangle Ridge Golf
Course is one of the state’s top-rated golf courses. The Texas Motor Speedway is nearby as
well. Houres racing also, which is something that I have a lot incommon with I love horses and
was raised up with horses. My Dad owned Quarter Horses and my family would travel to
different states attend the horse races. The population stistics show that there are 52.3%
female and 47.7% Male. African Americans making up 33.9% in which I’m included, 56.7%
White, 0.5% American Indian and Alaskan, and 2% Asian, 11.9% Hispanic, and other mixed race
are 72%. This difference hopefully helps you understand why my town is different than many
others. There is a mixture of races and we all get alone. The family next door to me is Hispanic,
the mother is single and has 3 young adult children, I feel so sorry for her because, she have a
lot of problems with the three to them, and she talks with me about the problems, their taking
over her home, with all of their friends and this is causing a problem for her, because it brings
voliance to our neighborhood. There is an Asian family that live on the coner and I just love the
way the grandmother walks every morning and plant flowers in her yard, keep it water and
cared for. I have a white family that lives directly across the street from me, that’s mad a
America and he has his flag hung upside down, I ask why did he do that and he says because
the United States is upside down because of our president. I could not understand that because
I feel that we should love our country no matter what. I still speak and he still gives my family a
cake every Christmas. And I send fruit and a card. But the real problem with him is that he is
very predioucs and don’t like any other race, other than white. “This is what his 34 year son
says”. But despite his feelings about other races he still shows that he care at Christmas time.
In my community, I feel that it is a rainbow of people. I have contact with everyone, if
it’s just a wave as I pass by, but not much communication. I don’t consider myself a minority. I
would say I interact with a white and Hispanic person maybe 6 days a week. There are of course
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