There are many aspects that can bring communities together and also tear them apart. Some factors effecting communities include language, racial communities, and war. Some factors can include good and bad properties that effect all people inside and outside the communities. Communities can create good reactions to other people around them and can also cause negative reactions.
Language can act as a barrier in communities and can divide people against each other. When people speak different languages, it can often cause feelings of resentment toward the person who can not understand. Language can be used to ridicule or humiliate other people who do not understand the other language. "Sometimes these things are innocuous, depending on the particular word in which it is used. Often the serve to ridicule or humiliate. (Leong pg.354) Sometimes when another person is speaking anther language, another person may believe that that person is saying something bad about him/her. Language can often define insiders from outsiders in a specific community. "Language has the ability to heal or harm, praise or belittle, to promote peace, or even glorify hate. (Leong pg.354) If a person hears another person spea... Continue Reading