ETH 125Week 9_Final

Apr 17th, 2015
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Race in My CommunityYOUR NAMEAxia College of University of PhoenixOver the course of the last decade, I have lived in a number of different communities spanning over a couple of States and a few different countries. Much of this travel is due to being a United States Marine over the past seven years of my life. Because of the opportunities and my decisions to live in a number of different communities, I was able to see how each community was uniquely developed depending upon the different groups of people. From the city streets of North East Philadelphia and the neighborhoods surrounding Camp Lejune, North Carolina, to the poverty stricken streets of third world countries and the Caribbean Island I live now, I have definitely noticed how ethnic and racial issues can affect local communities. Fortunately for me, the local community where I currently live located in Nassau on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas, I have not personally experiences any racial issues, but I do know they exist.Although some of the members of my community do look like me, the majority of them do not. Considering that this is a country located in the Caribbean, Americans, especially white Americans stand out amongst the dominant, dark skinned Bahamian and fellow Caribbean natives. According to The Bahamas Guide (2007), Blacks make up 85% of the Bahamian population, while Whites make up only 12% in the Bahamas. The remaining 3% of the population is made up of Asian and Hispanic immigr

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