Race in Your Community
As a Hispanic living in America, I have realized that while racism has seized enormously there are still trails of racism even in a highly diverse populated area.
I reside in San Fernando, California which is in Los Angeles County. In 2006 US Census Bureau, estimated that 44.5 percent of the Los Angeles County population was of Hispanics or persons of Latino Origin. The entire state of California was estimated at having 53.2 percent of Hispanic persons or Latino originated persons as apart of the 2006 estimate of population. Hispanics populate our Country at high numbers and I can personally contest to how racism and discrimination has changed or if it has remained the same, as a Hispanic living in America.
Hispanics that populate my surrounding area tend to resemble each other in certain characteristics, such as having dark hair, with curls, possessing dark eyes and full lashes. It is highly recognized that the females tend to have the curvier body frames. Skin color usually ranges from tanned, beige to a darker, caramel colored tone for both male and female Hispanics. The male Hispanics will carry the same dark eyes and the average height is 5’9. The Hispanics that reside in my neighborhood and city do resemble the same characteristics as I do. The differences are usually minimal, they may vary in skin color, as some Hispanics can be darker than others, or even lighter toned with not one characteristics of Hispanic features.
Leaders in my community tend to treat Hispanics as they treat everyone else. They offer the same type of information, grants, services and so forth. Thankfully there has not been a change with how we are treated by our community leaders. For the state of California, specifically, we have a Hispanic that is in office. We have Senator Alex Padilla , who was, also, fully in charge of the Housing and Urban Development program which he added the...