Race and My Community
University of Phoenix
August 29, 2010
I am African American female residing in Stone Mountain, Georgia. I am originally from Georgetown, Guyana, which is located in South America. Therefore growing up in two different communities I view the effects of race in both communities very differently. In
Stone Mountain, Georgia, my community is predominantly Africans, so the effect of race is fairly simple and in Guyana, the community I lived in was predominantly East Indians, so the effect of race in that community was more complex. In my current community I reside with different ethnic groups of people, African Americans, being the dominant group in the community, therefore prejudice and racism is not highly seen in my community.
According to the United States census bureau, in 2000, my community consisted of 69.2% of Africans and 24% Whites, (census bureau 2000); therefore the majority of the people in my community do look like me. The Whites population is still the second highest ethnic group in my community mainly because it is said by some of the older African community members that back in the days, Stone Mountain was mainly populated by the Whites, until the Africans got brave enough and started moving into the area, causing the Whites to gradually move out, now in my generation my community is mainly populated by my fellow African Americans. Whereas in my old Guyanese community, 50% of my of the members of the community population was Indians and about 36% of my... [continues]
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