Racism in My Community

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Racism in My Community University of Phoenix My name is I was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on December 26, 1979. I am a 28 year old Caucasian male living in a median level community. The state I live in is known for its history and the role we played in the racist eras of our ancestors, we have shameful moments in Alabama and also proud moments noted in history. During this autobiography of myself, I will be discussing my community, my family and how we are still affected today by roles of racism. I currently live in a small town called Cottondale that is located within Tuscaloosa County. There is a mixture of ethnical groups within the community I live in. We have Caucasians, Hispanics, and African Americans within our community; however, the majorities of the Caucasians are elderly and still carry some of the old time behaviors of our ancestors. The community is self segregated community; each race sticks with each other. The Caucasian groups live in one section, the Hispanics in one section and so forth. As I move forward in this paper I will be giving my observation on leaders within the community and how the different races are treated within my community. The leaders of my community are very well rounded individuals made up of different races. This allows my community to be treated fairly with open minded individuals that should be able to shed light upon many different issues that may arise in the community. However, the members of the community are not as open minded, as I mentioned earlier the community is made up of many elderly members that still carry what I call “old time beliefs”. These members of all racial groups tend to self segregate and give the younger generations warnings of each others groups. This is something that I can not stand, being a young Caucasian male that has a family, six year old daughter and three
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