Cultural Diversity in My Community
February 18, 2007
Chino a community being so diverse, there is not enough cultural awareness. Leaders in the community treat people friendly, because they either know them already or read their personalities. In a diverse community, it is essential that the members of that community be aware of other members in the community. Knowledge is power and people can learn a lot by just paying attention to the actions of others. To strengthen the community, cultural awareness is the key factor to improve the whole community. If everyone were to on an individual basis strive to improve cultural awareness, then a cultural diverse community will follow. Chino?
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I think that is why I feel that it is no longer races such as Hispanic, African American, and Asian that should be considered a minority, Caucasian in my community seems to be the minority and with individuals like myself, biracial and multiracial ethnic backgrounds. I read back on that thought and feel that in some other area I am not familiar with, that thought makes no sense at all, but in my community, it fits. A nice way to think about it "Indicative of the changing landscape, biracial and multiracial children present us with new definitions of identity emerging through a process of racial formation, reminding us that race is socially constructed" (Schaefer, R., 2006, Pg 29). Members of my community do look alike, dependent on where you go, for instance, my mother goes to our local store and while waiting for the butcher the odds she will have a conversation with the person next to her, this person if female Hispanic, short, short dark hair, and similar in body type is 7 out of 10 times. My female friends and I are 5'5" at the tallest, dark hair, brown eyes. We are surprised when we see a female 5'7" or taller, blonde hair, blue eyes, and usually think she is not from around here. The same for the males, 5'7" but never taller than 5'10", dark hair, brown eyes, and oddly enough they seem to all have