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If you're curious, you can see what a search for . Final Project: Race and Your Community ï‚· Resource: Appendix A ï‚· Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum ï‚· Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word autobiographical research paper that analyzes the influences of race as it relates to your community. In your paper, write your first-person account of how human interactions in your community have been racialized. For the community, you can consider relations within your neighborhood, local government, service groups, clubs, schools, workplace, or any environment of wh looks like without these improvements.
I am having problems starting this paper. I have done research on any race issue, I can not find any. I live in a small town in missouri, nothing ever goes on here and I am not sure why to write this paper. please help
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You might consider your "community" as your county or perhaps your region in Missouri.
On the other hand, this assignment has a built-in bias, by assuming that "human interactions in your community have been racialized." In your paper, you might show how many people of racial minorities live there. Then determine whether their relationships within the community are any different than those of the racial majority.
Your paper may fall way short of the required number of words, but so be it.
I taught for 32 years in a small town in southwestern Michigan. It was at least 95% white -- and the very few African-Americans (most with more white than black ancestry) were totally accepted and participated fully in the community. We were excited when a Laotian boy enrolled because he was our first Asian student. He was exotic and also very likeable.
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do I just explain how everyone in our town are accepted regardless of their race. I called the school and they said if a student can not speak english, they do have a class, that teaches them english as a second language. That is not being racist or is it?
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No. It's not being racist. It's accommodating a student who has difficulties learning in an English language setting.
Please see my later response about contacting African-American leaders in your town.