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Diversity Essay

  • Submitted by: dlfkhsagp11
  • on January 18, 2009
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 559 words

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My daily life growing up in Port Huron has created a wealth of
experience with diversity and has prepared me to add to the diversity of
a college community. Being an African American growing up in Port Huron
has given me the opportuniy to experience alot of different cultures.
First of all, this is a predominantly Caucasian community. My parents
are physicians. In this community there are large contingents of Asian,
Middle Eastern, Indian, as well as Caucasian doctors. Most of their
children go to my school. I have a wide variety of friends from all
these groups. I have done numerous community Theatre plays with my Asian
friends. I have attended parties, weddings and traditional dinners with
my Muslim and Hindu friends. I play tennis and party with my caucasian
friends. I have also experienced cultural diversity outside of the
United States through my travels in the Carribbian and Latin America. The
privilege of having doctors for parents has made having a diverse group
of friends easier and more available. It also has had the effect of
people in town knowing me by name. That automatically creates an
opportunity for diversity because all types of people in town know who I
am and are friendly towards me. Another factor that has contributed to
my diverse experience is my tennis status in the town. I have played
tennis since I was 6 years old and am currently the #4 Doubles Regional
High School Champion. Being one of the few African Americans in town that
plays tennis, gives me another access to the Indian, Muslim, Asian, and
Caucasian communities that other African Americans in town don't have.
Through my parents and my friends, over the years I have gone to many
traditional themed parties. At these parties the hosts and guests wear
traditional clothing and serve native dishes. Another reason why my
diverse experience is unique is because of the school I go to. There are
two high schools in Port Huron. Port Huron Northern and Port Huron...

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