Reflective Journal 2: Exploring Diversity

Reflective Journal 2: Exploring Diversity

Reflective Journal 2: Exploring Diversity 150 150 Peter

Reflective Journal 2: Exploring Diversity

Directions: Visit the United States Census Bureau at (Links to an external site.). Select a city or town in the state of Florida. Define the population demographics (race, median income, per capita income, gender, age, persons per square mile, educational level and any other pertinent statistic). Select one race from this demographic and define how you would tailor an educational program. Be sure to list what morals and values of the population would impact the program. List at least two references in APA format. Your entry should be at least three paragraphs.

Submission: Use the Message box to type in your response to the prompt.

Grading: This assignment is worth 100 points and will be graded according to the Reflection Journal Entry Rubric.

Sample Paper

Reflective Journal 2: Exploring Diversity

Miami, FL is a city in Florida with 468000 people, where only 71.6% are citizens. The whites make up the majority of the population at an estimate of 298000 white people, followed by the African Americans with an estimate of 63400. The estimated household income in Miami stands at $68105, with a poverty rate of 23.36%. The mean age of people living in Miami is 40.1, where 39.1years are male and 41.4years are females. (United States Census Bureau, 2022).

The national origin of Miami people is Cubans consisting of 34.1% of the population. Nicaraguan follows them at 5.7%, Haitian at 5.5%, Honduran at 3.3%, Dominican at 1.7%, and Colombian at 1.6%, while 59% of the remaining percentage are foreign-born residents. Miami’s rapid growth is caused by the internal migration of people from other country areas and immigrants and the rapid urbanization rate, with high rising constructions that have led to an increase in population densities in the inner-city areas. Miami residents who speak English only make up 22.62%, and a majority speak other languages, Spanish being the most spoken language by 70.255% of the population (Claritas, 2021).

The economy of Miami, FL consists of 249000 people who are employed. The most prominent industries found in Miami are accommodation and hotel Food Services, which has employed 29212 people, a construction company with 28248 people underemployment, retail trade consisting of 27263 employees (United States Census Bureau, 20220). The highest paying industries are insurance and finance with an estimated $1942, companies and enterprises at $60317, and professional, scientific, and technical services at $55658.

The student population in Miami is estimated at 24334 for male students and 31835 being female students. Most university graduates are Latino at an estimate of 13612, followed by black Americans with an estimated 2600, then whites with an estimated 1081 (Claritas, 2021). The most studied majors in Miami are arts and science at 46.5%, General Business Administration & Management at 17.4%, and Registered nursing at 4.6%.

The race I have chosen from the demographic is Latino since they produce the highest number of graduates. Since the most paying jobs are in Accommodation & Food Services and construction, I would tailor an educational course around this area, providing mentorship and scholarships to support the most promising top Latino students in this field of study. After graduation, I would also offer them internships and employment opportunities in the Accommodation & food service, and construction industry. I believe they would inspire others to commit to education and hard work both in school and the work environment.



Claritas, M. (2021). Miami, Florida population 2021 (Demographics, maps, graphs). 2021 World Population by Country.

United States Census Bureau. (2022). QuickFacts Florida City city, Florida; United States,US