Racism in Lakeside Term Paper

Racism in Lakeside
A resident of Lakeside, San Diego, addresses the racial issues in his city.
# 149218 | 1,583 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US


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Description:

The writer describes his experiences living in the community of Lakeside, a small city in the East County of San Diego, California. The writer relates that although the greater San Diego area is a very accepting and diverse city, Lakeside is primarily populated by White/Caucasian Americans and is considered by many people to be a racially intolerant city. The writer looks at the organizations dedicated to the welfare of the city and asserts that local legislation needs to address these racial issues.

Outline:
Racial Issues in Lakeside
Ethnic Background of the Greater San Diego Area
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Growing up in Lakeside, I never really experienced any kind of racism directed toward myself. That is because I am White. I am positive that if I belonged to a minority group, it would be a different story. Thinking back on my childhood I can't recall having many friends, if any, that did not look like me. If they didn't, they were either Hispanic or Native American. Of course, when I was a kid I really didn't think about people in terms of race. It was not until I was older that I began to realize how much racism enveloped this small city.
"I lived here in Lakeside from a young age until I was 11 years old. We moved out of state and returned when I was about 15 years old. When we came back, I could see signs of racism right away. Moving away from this atmosphere at a young age, I had only seen these things on TV or in movies. I remember it being very shocking when I witnessed them for the first time. Seeing this blatant disregard for people who were different is something that has stuck with me for a long time. It has helped me keep an open mind toward other cultures and people who are different than I."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • ACLU: American Civil Liberties Union. San Diego & Imperial Counties. Retrieved June 10th, 2009 from http://www.aclusandiego.org/legislation.php
  • Branscomb, L.W., Burge, M., Krueger, A., Hasemyer, D., Sanchez, L., Washburn, D. (n.d.) Diverse yet distinct. Retrieved June 10th, 2009 from http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/reports/census/20010401-9999_1n1diverse.html
  • Williams T., (July 2009) Presidents Message. Retrieved July 3rd, 2009 from http://www.lakesideca.com/presidents_message.php

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APA Format

Racism in Lakeside (2011, November 30) Retrieved October 14, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/racism-in-lakeside-149218/

MLA Format

"Racism in Lakeside" 30 November 2011. Web. 14 October. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/racism-in-lakeside-149218/>

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