A Ride Through American Society Essay example

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A Ride Through American Society

America’s society has developed and shaped itself into a diverse country in terms of race and social class. My bus trip in my hometown of Pasadena, CA proved to be no different as I rode through a variety of areas, such as wealthy, middle-class, and low-income neighborhoods. My bus ride through Pasadena and parts of Altadena has taught me several things about modern American society. One of the biggest and most noticeable things was how much religion has intertwined and rooted itself within our lives. It also became apparent to me that American’s tend to rely on their technology to handle their everyday tasks and handle their lives. The last thing that drew my attention was how much our lower class neighborhoods differ from our upper class neighborhoods in terms of the types of businesses, people, and scenery.
American society has been heavily influenced by religion since the beginning and this still remains true to the modern day. When I first began my trip walking towards the bus stop near my home, I found that it was directly in front of a very small Christian church. Although the church was closed at the time, I have always seen it filled at least once a week with Hispanic Christians from the neighborhood. While I was waiting for the bus, there was another Christian church half a block away that was having a fundraiser, which was mostly comprised of African Americans. Before even hopping on the bus had I noticed how much the church…

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