I have traveled a lot and seen many places in my short life span. While traveling one thing that constantly stands out to me when going to major cities especially on the east coast is the diversity and culture in those major cities. I was born and raised in a small city called Grand Rapids, Michigan so being an African- American woman from a small conservative city I was appalled, black people just like me thriving in major cities and it’s NORMAL! This is why I came up with three reasons that minorities should live in a major city at least once in their lifetime.
Living in a major city allows you to experience so many different cultures, religions, and people. When you are exposed to all of this diversity you are bound to learn more and also appreciate people’s differences more. Being able to try Indian, Thai, and Jamaican food while also learning about their customs and rituals is such a humbling experience. Being cultured allows you to connect with people that are different from you.
I have so many friends who have moved and currently live in major cities where their opportunities are endless. This reason really resonates with me because where I am from you don’t see many people of color that are politics, lawyers, nurses, and CEO’s. In major cities, people of color are senators, doctors, scientist, psychiatrist and whatever else you can dream of.
People Like You
Most importantly there are people like you. You will find that there are more communities of people who share the same culture, rituals, and customs as you. Having a community that is able to bond and identify with each other because they share the same lineage is a gratifying experience.