What is a community? According to the dictionary, a community is a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. The community in which I live in is about equal in the amount of Hispanic, and African American residents; however, it appears to have fewer Caucasians than both Hispanics and African Americans. In this paper I will consider relations within my community, local government, schools, and workplace. I will also discuss the problems that an in-depth interview with Emmanuel King from King’s Group Home for Children (a local community children’s advocate) and my own personal accounts have made clear. Community relations within my community are positive for all the members in the areas of government, schools, and workplaces with only a few minor issues.
Most members in my community do not look like me. I live in a mostly Hispanic and African American communities so most of my neighbors do not look like me. Even though my neighborhood is comprised of mostly Hispanics and African Americans, my community has a great range of Caucasians, African Americans, Asians, Arabs, and Hispanics. The people in my community get along extremely well.
When it comes to the working environments in my community everything varies. Because my community is home to the state government as well as the local government and the fact that it is a larger city and home to the state capitol the amount of jobs increases and the range of who has them does as well. In an interview that our mayor Charles Meeker had on our local news station WRAL on May 6, 2010, he stated that although the economy was tough at this point, Raleigh seemed to be pushing through the recession and job loss has lessened. Charles Meeker also spoke about diversity in the workplace. He explained that he had visited some local factories and businesses and they were... [continues]
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