Final Project: Race and Your Community
When analyzing the influences of race as it relates to my community, one would find a very diverse array of ethnic race and culture. The reason of this is very simple. I live in the town of Hereford Arizona. Not only is the location of my town five miles from the Mexican border, it is also a suburb of Sierra Vista which hugs Fort Huachuca. The region that I live in is Cochise County. Considering these two reasons alone, it is very easy to see how my area prides itself on a rich array of many different cultures.
Some of the cultural groups found here are Native American (292,552), Mexican (1,295,617), Asian American (118,672), African American ...view middle of the document...
This is as it should be. In my community, it is uncommon that anyone is treated different just because of his or her racial background. Another reason for this, I assume is Fort Huachuca. On this military institution, installation people of all racial and cultural backgrounds come in and out all of the time.
With reference to how people treat each other within my community. In actuality, the community that I reside in is predominantly a retirement community. With that knowledge in mind, most everyone treats his or her, fellow man-woman with respect. When we speak of the older generation, most of the individuals have learned through life’s lessons how to treat people respectfully even though they may not like them. Therefore, as a common practice, people within my community treat other people, as they themselves would like to be treated.
The children within the community too treat each other well for the most part. Racial tension within my community is not a big topic of conversation. Many of the children that reside in my community are dependants of the military. Considering this, many of our children have been among different; racial groups all their lives. The community of Sierra Vista also prides himself on the knowledge that gangs are not an issue. Unlike inner city communities that have a problem with gang activity and racial discrimination, my community does not have these issues.
In my community when I speak of employment, there is no racial discrimination. When we apply for and obtain employment in my community, the text and the work manuals are impartial to race. In these manuals the information within represents people as a whole. Employment manuals do not pertain to one racial background in particular. Our businesses provide a work manual that only pertains to the work ethics, regulations, and the processes, procedures and routines of things that are required to be done while working within the company.
Agriculture continues to be an important segment of the Cochise County economy. Some of the crops grown here are apples, peaches, cherries, pecans, cotton, corn, wheat, chili and alfalfa. Another business in this area is the cattle business. Agriculture in this county is worth $105,400,000 a year. (Arizona Department of Agriculture, 2005, ¶ 1) With that in mind, there are many people employed in the agriculture business.
Another important segment of Cochise County for employment is Fort Huachuca Army Post. Many of the residents here work and gain employment on this military installation. This installation is a very large intelligence base. Hence, the reason there are so many contractor and civil service jobs available here.
Media in this area as well are impartial. Although it is imperative that they get to the latest news, it is unbiased as well. Within the media itself, many different racial groups make up the media. With that, much of the news and stories reported pertain to facts rather than racial discrimination. This...