ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Education and Science»
  • Sociology & Anthropology

San Diego is a Beautiful Mixture of Diversity

Updated on December 7, 2014

Imagine in your minds eye, a cultural melting pot, listen to the sounds of the different languages and dialects, look at the colorful grab worn by peoples of many different lands, smell the aromas of different foods in the air? This cultural melting pot of diversity is in San Diego, California, home to over 100 language groups.

Many are the cultures and languages represented in San Diego, among this mixture you will find Arabic, Amharic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Croatian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Haitian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian Liberian, Mexican, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Samoan, Serbian, Swahili, Thai, Ukraine, Vietnamese, and the deaf culture which encompass many different cultures. This is only a sampling of the beautiful mixture of diversity here in San Diego.

Many of the older generation from these diverse cultures do not speak English, so the younger generation are their translators. Communication is not a big problem, because many of the local businesses in the area have embraced the cultural mixture providing information in various languages to accommodate our foreign population. Many San Diego natives have taken on the challenge of learned different languages to help their foreign neighbors as well, and in turn created interpreting jobs for themselves. The San Diego School District has shared in teaching English to the many foreign children that make up our community, Community Colleges have also done much to education the foreign community helping them to gain skills for employment.

Our foreign neighbors are very resourceful regarding employment, some of our Vietnamese neighbors work in or own nail shops, jewelry shops and restaurants, some Cambodians work in or own donut shops. Some of our African neighbors drive or own taxi companies and restaurants. Our foreign neighbors are a hard working group, some have public gardens that they cultivate and sell their produce, in fact one of the public gardens in the city received a special visit from the First Lady, Mrs. Obama, who encourages Community Gardens.

In our community you can buy many different types of fruits, vegetables, meat and other goods, you name it and we can tell you where to find it! Indeed variety is the spice of life here in this cultural melting pot and we take full advantage of it. San Diego has embraced the diversity and in turn our foreign neighbors have enriched our lives in many ways. We enjoy there delicious foods customs, languages, friendships and much much more.

Cast your vote for this article


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Claudia Marie profile image

      Claudia Marie 3 years ago

      Thank you for your comment, San Diego has a lot to offer, for example, we have the world famous, San Diego Zoo here, Sea World, Safari Park, Lego Land and many beautiful beaches. We have the Comic Con convention here every year and we are about 2 hours from LA. Lot's to see and do here in our fair city.

    • RonElFran profile image

      Ronald E Franklin 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I was able to visit San Diego on a business trip years ago, and was thoroughly impressed. Of course, I was based in a hotel and didn't get to see how normal people live there, but I really liked everything about the place that I was able to experience while there.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)