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Final Project; Social Problems

Final Project; Social Problems

This class has been very informative. We have been given a lot of information regarding diversity and overall I understand it a lot better. The best piece of information that I got from the diversity teachings was the fact that we learn so much from other people. I live close to San Francisco, CA and it is one of the most diverse cities in America. Not only are there so many different races, there are a bunch of different lifestyles that people live out here. For example; you have your surfer dudes, hippies, gays/lesbians/transgender, and you typical straight person. I can learn something from all of these different types of people.

I can’t say that I have learned anything new about my own culture and history, as I am pretty up to date with what’s going on in the world today. I am African American and I pretty much know all of my history. I was nice to brush up on my history because it is very easy to forget what things were like in the past. This is the reason why I always try to tell my kids how fortunate they are. I don’t know if I could have lived in the segregated times and during the civil rights movement. I probably would have fled the country had I been living during the slave trade era. I’m just very thankful that I’m able to raise my children in a world where they have all of the same opportunities as anyone else.

On to the future; 2050 to be exact, I think that things will be very different as far as population is concerned. I think that in the coming years, the United States will become very highly populated with immigrants from many different countries. Most immigrants come here for a better opportunities and a better chance at success. In Monterey, Mexico there is the fact that the drug cartels are taking over and the people that live there are afraid. This is not just some small city; this is the third largest city in Mexico. This is one of the...