Ethnic Space In Pomona

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I believe Pomona, California is an ethnic space. Pomona was once a teeming populace of the ideal middle-class. The city consisted of 86% percent Whites and 15% Hispanics during the 1970s, according to the United States Census Bureau. In the 1990s, Pomona experienced a downfall in socio-economic status, was deprived of its middle-class glory, and the flooding of a new ethnic space. Hispanics now occupy Pomona at a staggering 70%, while Whites occupy 48%, according to the 2010 United States Census Bureau. Pomona is an ethnic space because of its impoverished environment, the contrasting surrounding cities, and the political strain placed upon the people of Pomona. Walking through the streets of Pomona is dangerous. Police sirens are heard everyday. …show more content…
For example, when traveling out of Pomona you start to see nicer houses, the streetlights look better, and the roads are better paved. Chino Hills, an upper middle-class suburban city lies next to Pomona and it’s easy to find many differences. This illustrates that the grass is greener on the other side. Apart from having an excellent school system, beautiful sceneries, and people that drive expensive cars such as the Acura, BMW, and Mercedes, this is a city that clearly contrasts against the poverty-stricken Pomona. You go from seeing Hispanics in Pomona to Asians and Whites in Chino Hills. This is true for other cities that surround Pomona. Pomona is right in the middle of upper-class cities. To the south of Pomona you have a city of industry, to the West there is a city with an airport, to the South there are rich folk that live close to the mountain region, and the East there’s another city with rich …show more content…
Pomona has a bad reputation for its inhabitants. This can be taken care of if the planning is done right. Racism exists in the city; therefore it is difficult to determine whether Pomona will still be an ethnic space in the year 2116. I believe that Pomona will have the same ethnic space if everything continues the way it has. We live in a society where the new generation is more accepting of things that would have been seen as immoral, such as interracial marriage, gay marriage, gender expression, etc. The idea of ethnic space will not go away. There will always be some reincarnated belief of a specific ethnic group surrounded by a dominant cultural

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