Racial Relations in Las Vegas, Nevada Descriptive Essay by ABCs

Racial Relations in Las Vegas, Nevada
A discussion of perspectives on race relations in Las Vegas, as observed and experienced by a middle-aged Caucasian male.
# 114274 | 1,340 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US


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Description:

This paper discusses the dynamics of race relations in contemporary Las Vegas, from the viewpoint of a Caucasian middle-aged male. The author describes the demographic and political makeup of Las Vegas, and the way in which local media has embraced racial and cultural diversity. The author explains, giving specific examples, that from his personal experience, factors such as income and social class appear to racialize human interactions in Vegas more strongly than race alone. Age is also perceived as playing an important part in determining whether the author experiences racial reactions. The paper concludes with the author's belief that within racial minorities, different individuals enter into social interactions with different degrees of preconceived expectations and racialized perspective in Las Vegas.

Outline:
Racial Relations in Society
Unique Cultural Elements of Las Vegas
Personal Experiences and Observations

From the Paper:

"Conversely, members of racial minorities are likely much more conscious of the degree to which the predominant social culture embraces cultural diversity, both in its formal policies as well as prevailing informal attitudes. This is an issue that affects me more because, to a certain extent, the perceptions among minority cultures about their relationship to society shape their expectations of individual members of the predominant majority in social situations. Likewise, it may very well play a role in the outward attitude of many members of racial minorities expressed to me in personal interactions, although it is sometimes difficult to know the underlying source of substantial variations that likely mean more than many aspects of outward behavior."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Henslin, J. (2002) Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Official Website of the City of Las Vegas (2007). Retrieved September 6, 2008 from the official City of Las Vegas public website, at: http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Government/council.htm
  • Selby, D. (2007) Las Vegas, Nevada (Official City of Las Vegas Text Site). Retrieved September 6, 2008 from the official City of Las Vegas public website, at: http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/TextOnly/information/5260.htm

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APA Format

Racial Relations in Las Vegas, Nevada (2009, June 04) Retrieved May 28, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/racial-relations-in-las-vegas-nevada-114274/

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