As the car was in motion on the way to where I would be staying I rolled the window down. Something other than the tall green grasses and canopy trees caught my attention. I finally started to see some scattered buildings, hotels, and restaurants. The city started to seem more urbanized, that wasn 't the only infrastructure that I saw, more was yet to come. As we went deeper into the rural areas the buildings disappeared and the sidewalks started to become more deteriorated. More people began appearing on the streets. Women with buckets of fruits passed by yelling, “please buy.” I saw kids with holes in their clothes and stained all over in the middle of the cars begging for Money. Elders with straps of clothes were dragging their belongings with no help from others. The walls of the houses were full of graffiti. The roads became more broken down. Suddenly the beeping of the cars startled my thoughts and my world unfroze. I felt the droplets accumulating under my eyes. Tears began rolling down my face. It was at that moment that I realized how honored I was to have everything
I am learning a lot from this project. For instance, there is much more to being Italian than the typical stereotypes that we have come to know from movies, television shows and books, which makes Italians seem very loud, close to their families and traditions. This ethnographic project has not only provided me with an opportunity to learn about a new culture, but also has taught me how to interact with someone whose personality is completely opposite of mine. This was our third meeting. My partner Michael decided to take me to “Little Italy,” located in lower Manhattan, on Mulberry Street bordering Chinatown. On October 19th, around 11:30 am, we met at the corner of Bowery Street. The most fascinating thing for me was the multiculturalism
Chinatown is nearly made up of 83% Asians. The Chinese-Americans came struggling from damaged civil rivalries, poverty, and overfarming. It was interesting to learn that those who migrated ended up in San Francisco and made it a major center of civilization. After the earthquake and fire in 1906 that destroyed all of Chinatown, it was amazing to realize that the Chinese Americans wanted to rebuild the little town district to become a tourist attraction so there would be anti-Asian racism welcoming all ethnicities. Although ethnic enclaves of Chinatown was identified of Chinese-Americans, Chinese business reached out to White American architects to help make Chinatowns district a place full of treasury. Recreation of the China into a small district made it possible for tourists to explore a realistic society of China and its cultures. This attracted more ethnic groups to migrate to the district and San Francisco itself. Chinatown exposed language and culture of Chinese
In South Philadelphia is where one of the largest Vietnamese community located. The community has a large population of Vietnamese restaurants, stores and markets. The heart of the Vietnamese community lies on the Sixth and Washington Ave, also known as the Little Saigon built by Vietnamese’s and spreads over Washington Ave. This Little Saigon was a place where Vietnamese unite and started during the Vietnam War. As the population in South Philadelphia, Washington Ave grew 277 percent from 1990 to 2010; the neighborhood’s role on representing their culture also increased. As stated by Allyn Gaestel, “the strip malls serve as bright ambassador of Philly’s changing neighborhood.” The neighborhood changed from empty warehouses on the street to a Vietnamese retail plaza that is popular with visitors from around the U.S. and from different cultures. This Vietnamese Plaza has closed up gaps between Vietnamese and American culture because it gives Vietnamese to present their culture and a place for Americans to understand Vietnamese customs/culture.
Laconically speaking, the greatest difference of the Chinatown-Lake Merritt area was the transportation. Near American Indian Public Charter School II were two people sorting luggage in the trunk of their car. There were many different kinds of cars and trucks on the hectic streets. Near Lake Merritt, there was a bunch of fit bicyclers on a trip somewhere. A Southeastern Asian man wearing khaki pants and a purple shirt appeared to be waiting at a bus stop for a ride. Two people rode scooters around Lake Merritt. There were many pedestrians
Reporter stated the following: The child was walking down Capital Street by himself. He was walking by himself today and it was maybe 45 minutes ago. He was going in the direction of the dollar store. We got a phone call. A teacher (Janiah Collins) and another lady (unknown) had seen him. This is our first time being aware of him walking down the street alone. They did not approach him. The teacher and the unknown lady brought him to the daycare. He did not look malnourished but he said he was hungry. We have not heard from the mom in three months. We called the mom and the police. The mom and the mom came at the same time. The mom said has not been coming to daycare due to financial. The mom said they were looking for him. She (mom) said she
I am amazed by the subcultures of San Francisco. I have never seen so many different people, interested in multiple and unique things. A walk around the city is an unique experience. You could start on Market Street seeing the everyday life of S.F. people. Then, walk from Stockton Street to Columbus Avenue observing the urban landscape, Union Square, Stockton Street Tunnel, Chinatown and Little Italy.
Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the Unites States. You can meet people from various cultures- but you have to know where to find them. Although Chicago is ethnically diverse, it is also very segregated. Communities tend to be ethnically divided and there are boundaries that isolate them from other groups. Due to this structure, I grew up in Logan Square exposed only to hispanic culture and formed a sense of identity that reflects my community's values and morals.
The first place of this city is Acter Industrial Park, wich has a processing plant toxic waste, which causes contamination in the two cities, a few streets later this State Penitentiary, where curiously, most of the prisoners are from Liberty City, as if they were set during the tour, the police of LCPD also has headquarters here in Alderney, I think for many criminals are hiding in this country, the cops wanted not to lose their prey. Later you will see endless motorcycles, prostitutes an vagrants; in Tudor is the seat of all motorcycle gangs in the city, as The Lost MC, The Angels of Death and the Up´town Raiders, if they are competing in races, this having a good time in Hookers, where beautiful women will make you enjoy as if you watching TV on a soft couch while next to your neighbor’s house is on fire both hate, oh yes… And… oh, I have a message, I said goodbye… Well, here comes our trip, the driver left them at the hotel for staying, ah, if tomorrow we see on the news that a fat man named Colin appareared dead, you know who it was! Do not try to report me, and I’ll be in first class San Andreas straight, good
I see a ton at night with lots of bright lights shining from the buildings. I see a pretty sunset in the back and the clouds are kind if a cobalt blue. I see one building in the middle of the city that kind of makes me think of a theatre. I see trees on the sidewalk. I see a lot of grass by what I think is a theatre. I see a lot of cars zipping through the highway. I think this is in Chicago because it looks like a big city like Chicago. I also think this might be a city in Virgiana because that 's where Taylor 's dad lives and she goes there a lot. I would like to go here because it would be fun to look at restaurants and stores. I see a another city between an open space in the others buildings. I see a
A handshake, a tight hug, a gesture like bowing down, a kiss on the cheek, or something quite unique like sticking one’s tongue out at someone are all results of multicultural cities. According to Hutchison (2017), at the beginning of the third millennium, more than half of the global population lives in cities and economic integration as well as globalization fueled what is called cultural diversity and originated what is known now as multicultural cities. Sociology dictionary describes the multi-cultural society/city as “a society characterized by cultural pluralism”; one society rejoices cultural mixtures such as linguistic, religious, ethnical diversities (Encyclopedia.com, 2017). The wealth of multicultural cities poses challenges to the multicultural cities and their citizens. But, living in a multicultural city is by itself a very beneficial exercise not only on a personal level but also in terms of cultural exchange, economic exchange and generating new ideas.
I have never felt connected to Phoenix, let alone Arizona. With seat belt buckle burns and cactuses like weeds, what exactly are we defined by? Sun burns? Heat strokes? It is difficult to feel fond of a city attempting to scorch your feet with oven top pavement. Even so, Phoenix and my tiny cul-de-sac have helped develop everything that I am, and everything that I’m not.
On Saturday March 24th I went to the Thien Hau Temple in Chinatown. I went to the temple with my friend Bianca and I met up with Tyler in our class. When we were first given the assignment I knew I wanted to visit a Buddhist temple because I know they have beautiful architecture as I’ve passed by a few in Los Angeles. I don’t know a lot about Buddhism except for the few things I learned about it in middle school. I wanted to visit the Hsi Lai temple in Hacienda Heights, but I couldn’t due to time restraints. Instead I visited the Thien Hau temple, I passed by this temple once about a year ago at night so it was closed, but I was always curious about it.
Although only a couple of hours away from where I live, I never had the chance to visit Chino Hills. Recently, though, a good friend of mine moved out there for work. Kevin got a job with a freight shipping company, so I found a good reason to visit the city, at last. I never knew things will take an interesting turn on my forthcoming meeting with my old friend.
In recent decades, urban cities turned to become an attractive place for people from Different cultures to live in. This movement from different cultures to urban areas caused a significant change and development to urban cities and made it an extrovert area for different backgrounds. Cross (1989) defined culture as “ an integrated pattern of Human behavior that includes thoughts, communications, actions, customs, beliefs, values, and institutions of a racial, ethnic, religious, or social group”(p.7). Nowadays, we are living and socializing with different cultures and backgrounds in urban areas, which lead to a significant change in our life. I believe that living in a cultural diversity city make us more extrovert and creative