Cultural Diversity

Submitted by: Submitted by

Views: 869

Words: 1189

Pages: 5

Category: English Composition

Date Submitted: 11/15/2010 10:39 AM

Report This Essay

Cultural Diversity

George Lowden

ETH 125

20 June 2010










  Cultural Diversity

The purpose of this paper is to establish some of the issues at better understanding cultural diversity in the Denver, Colorado. This will be done by using the personal experience, cultural history, trends in immigration and what could be done to prepare for the changing race and ethnicity for the future. The persons chosen to be interviewed for this paper were a young African American woman working for a large aerospace company, and an interracial marriage between a White male and an African American woman and their son. The person who interviewed these people is a white heterosexual male.

The first issue examines the cultural, racial, ethnic diversity and history of the diversity in Denver, Colorado. The racial makeup of metro Denver is 72.4% White, 9.9% Black or African American, 1.1% American Indian, 3.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.9% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. 34.2% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race, giving Denver one of the highest populations of Hispanics or Latinos in the United States. Everyone came west for the same reason; looking for gold, land, and opportunity. Denver was founded on gold, in 1857 there was absolutely nothing here, and within twenty years Denver had the population of 200,000. In Denver there was Chinese who were working on the transcontinental railroad, African Americans who came by wagon trains, and the Hispanic, who always have been here and made up about a third of the population. There were the Native Americans and the Whites from Europe, which include Germans (14.7%), Irish (9.9%), English (9.2%), Italian (3.9%), French (2.8%), and Scottish and Polish (2.1%). Up until the 1970’s, all of the ethnic groups lived in a certain part of town, example is northwest was Italian, northeast was African American, southwest was Hispanic and the suburbs were...