Race and Ethnicity in My Community

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Race and Ethnicity in My Community

Autobiographical Research Paper

University of Phoenix Online

ETH125 Karen Wilson

March 25, 2007

Race and Ethnicity in My Community

We as humans can not remain static; rather, we must keep on moving throughout our lives. That is, we will not be stationed in one place, one particular time, one single relationship, or one single community. We will move from one stage to another exposing ourselves to different situations, avenues and most importantly people. These situations, avenues and people will take us to uncharted territories and it is up to each individual to go with the flow or to go against it. I, Barbara Perez-Lugo, am one individual who decided to go with the flow and experience every stage of life to the fullest. I truly love to learn about different cultures and people. I have had the pleasure to break bread with many people of different cultures and backgrounds.

Our friendships have been a rewarding asset to my life. At this stage of my life's journey, I have the opportunity to pause, reflect, and pen a short autobiography of my experiences in race and cultural understanding. This autobiography is an account of my personal experiences with cultural diversity and how it influenced my relationship with my community.

About myself, I am a Caucasian woman in what I like to call the prime of my life. Though I am a Native of America, born and raised in Northern America, my ancestors were immigrants from Germany, Hungary and Ireland. I came up in the Hillbilly culture of Gun toting Rednecks, with pickup trucks and shotguns. We even had outhouses and carried our water from a spring, just up the hill from our house. A great majority of...