Race and Your Community Essay

1431 Words Aug 3rd, 2012 6 Pages
Final Project: Race and your Community
LaTonya Vallejo-Geoino
July 18, 2010 Deborah Arnold

In the community where I live we have so many different races. I am very proud to be a part of the African American community. I believe that we have come a long way and will continue to accomplish the dreams that our ancestors had for their children and their children’s children. We are a testament to the blood sweat and tears of the ones who came before us and though I believe we have come a long way we still have obstacles to achieve.
When I look around my community I see many people who look like me. There are different races of course but in my specific community most people resemble me. I did not know when we first moved here
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The mayor here has a commission on unity and diversity and has sponsored many activities to facilitate cultural awareness in the community. This is a step in the right direction to help minorities in things like business, schooling and in government. In Columbus Georgia as a whole, I think differences are tolerated well here. This is a military town, which means that there is a military base here and that in and of itself brings a lot of cultural differences. As with any other city here in America you are sure to run into people who are not tolerant to other races. There used to be a Hispanic restaurant here that my husband and I loved to go to. Well one day I went there with my two daughters. There was an older man in there and another lady. He was sitting at one table I was at another and the woman was sitting by herself as well. Well the man started talking to me about my husband and asked me was he Hispanic I told him yes. Then he started talking to the other lady in Spanish. Little did he know I understand Spanish very well. He started telling the lady how he does not understand why the men come from the island and marry women who are not Hispanic. The lady went on to tell him that her dad was not from the island either. I never said anything to this

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