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"LI Changing, but 'why' is still the same". According to Ellis Henican's article in, minorities are moving away from the city to Long Island at a greater rate. She believes that they are moving to the suburbs for more room/space, tough neighborhoods and better schools. Within the suburb in Long Island, minorities are moving.

Henican's article shows us minorities are moving at a faster rate compare to Asian and Latino immigrants. She refers to the U.S. Census Bureau, "As the white numbers keep slipping (down 11 percent in Nassau, down 4 percent in Suffolk), the black population is rising slowly but steadily--9 percent in 10 years" (Henican, 2011). Henican believes that the minorities are moving to Long Island for better quality of life for their family.

There are many factors that play in making a decision of where one chooses to live. Life in the suburbs versus life in the inner city when you have a family can be quite difficult especially when financial issues present. There are two different places to live the suburbs and the inner city; each one having its unique life style. Both life styles are different in many ways; the suburb is mostly suited for families while the inner city is mostly suited for single working men or women, or students.

Both life in the suburbs or the inner city has its own distinguished taste. A private environment reflects the life style of the suburb. Life in the inner city deffers as it is not private all, people lives right next to each other due to lack of place. Sometimes living away from downtown in a quite neighborhood, being away from the noise and traffic is all you need.

I moved from the city to Long Island four years ago, because of my children. As a single mother raising two children, I was looking for a better environment and safety for my children while I am at work or school. My children attend nearby school that is walking distance from home. Compare to the city, they would have to take public transportation that takes longer and crowded. I choose the suburb as a place to live in because it is a great place to build a life and family. In the suburb, I do not have to worry about parking in front of my house, a store, or shopping mall which is important, while in the inner city I had to worry about the parking every minute.

As a future Social Worker working in the suburb, I will face different type of issues dealing with suburbs kids compare to inner city kids. It is so crowded in the city, the case load for children are much bigger than the case load of children here in Long Island.



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