My little community has a small number of minority groups but it is growing as we continue to watch Mexican Americans arrive from Mexico to work on farms here. Within our own neighborhood, which is mostly between White and Mexican American, I find many differences between the two. The White Americans are often in nicer homes, going to the popular church on Sunday, driving modest cars, and socializing among other White Americans in the community. The Mexican Americans are mostly found driving very nice vehicles, living in trailer houses, attending the Catholic Church down the street and often holding celebrations in honor of holidays and cultural festivities.
Though we are different we all come together when needed because I believe we have interests in common. Each ethnic group in my population interacts and lives in a distinct way but we all have a general respect for one another and show consideration for one another’s diverse lifestyle.
Many members in my community bear a resemblance of me as far as color is concerned. We are all recognizably human. In my town there are some who are old and young, some are tall and short. Comparatively I am an average white female that I suppose many people could compare to the next white female, as I generally look conventional.
According to the U.S Census Bureau in the year 2000 my little town of 12,576 people comprised itself of 11,844 white people. To give one an idea on the minorities in this location African Americans came in at 27, Asian 29, and Hispanic of any race 789. (U.S. Census, 2000) Those members of the community who are really different from my appearance are those of a different race. Taking into account small details, my traits are significantly different than those of an African American or a Pacific Islanders. “The term racial group is reserved for minorities and the corresponding majorities that are socially set apart because of obvious physical differences” (Axia College, 2008, p. 7). I...