Polish women date outside their culture for a number of reasons.But at the end, it all depends on the person and her/his individual preferences. Since the early 20th century, the section of unincorporated Charleston County that later became the city of North Charleston had been designated by Charleston business and community leaders as a place for development of industry, military and other business sites. In 1912, a group of businessmen from the city of Charleston formed a development company that bought the E. Burton Lumber Company tract and began to lay out an area for further development. The main route for transportation of these phosphates eventually became known as Ashley Phosphate Road. Shortly thereafter, the General Asbestos and Rubber Company (GARCO) built the world's largest asbestos mill under one roof.
Due to the large labor forces of enslaved African Americans who worked these properties, the population of Charleston County in 1870 was 73 percent black; they were mostly freedmen.Within a year of their arrival in 1850, Chinese immigrants in San Francisco established a Chinatown. Excluded from the larger society, Chinatown was home.Parallel patterns of community development occurred with Japanese immigrants who quickly established Japantown’s and Little Tokyo’s in the 1890’s and with Filipino immigrants who settled in Manilatown’s in the 1920’s up and down the West Coast.This essay discusses Asian American bicultural identity, traditional values and customs from root cultures, and how they are still practiced and celebrated by Asian American families and in communities.It also addresses the ways in which ethnic community influence the lives of the people it serves including residents, as well as how individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds can contribute to the lives of those around them. Chinatown was then, as it still is now, a place of support and security where one could find a bed, job, and social services; a place of cultural familiarity where one could share common food, language, and customs.