For my Ethics class, I was asked to tell whether the members of my community look like me, and how they may look differently. I also discussed the impact of race within my community.

Essay by LothosCollege, UndergraduateA+, June 2009

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Axia College of University of PhoenixAbstract: This paper will discuss if members of my community look like me and in what ways they look the same or different. We will see how community leaders and members of the community treat people who are and are not like me. We will examine if our texts or work manuals contain information by or about people like me and if the local media represents people like me, and if so, in what ways. We will look at some similarities and differences between the people who are in leadership positions in my community and me, and decide if minority group interests are represented within our community. We will theorize that if I could resolve any inequities within my community, what I would change, how and why. Finally, we will see which main concepts from the text relate to race and apply some of these concepts to the project.

My circle of friends is generally the people who live around me, and people I have known for years. My friends are of a variety of races so when I learned how lopsided the town was as far as race went I was truly surprised. Because of my friendships, I assumed that there were far more minorities in town than there actually are. Once I realized that I was personally friendly with every Asian American, Latin American, and Native American, not to mention nearly half of all African Americans in my town, I decided to learn a bit more about racial diversity in the Town of Boiling Springs, North Carolina.

In the western portion of the state of North Carolina rests Cleveland County. There, in the southwestern corner of the county, near the South Carolina state line sits the town of Boiling Springs. Boiling Springs, North...