From a historical perspective, Texas has been a center of diversity and still is. It is home to a vast and diverse population that comprises of millions of people with different ethnic, racial, regional variations and economic interests (Texas, 2016). Concurrently, these features trigger the generation of complex and diverse historical, institutional, geographical and even social forces. Initially, Texas did not demonstrate any form of social responsibility since everyone in the society perceived themselves as independent, boastful, rugged amongst other character traits that are likely to influence reduced social responsibility within a society.
However, in the contemporary times, Texas is recording a different perception about itself. First, it is one diverse area as compared to other regions in the country. Therefore, it has embraced the opportunity and made it a unique channel to embrace social responsibility. Recent research stipulates that the modern Texas is characterized by a set of ideological context that acts as the guiding factors towards a socially responsible society. First, the leadership of the country embraced economic liberalism. That means that the state has a free market economy. Further, the leadership is characterized by social conservatism. That means that the leadership embraces the need for the state to have absolute respect for traditional values and moralism. Finally, the state’s leadership believes in the element of populism. From a professional point of understanding. Populism supports and promotes the rights and value of the ordinary people in the society. These are attributes that you find in Texas and not in many other regions in the country.
The already discussed attitudes, values, and viewpoints merge to form a societal status of Texas. Hence, Texas is manifested as a state with immense diversity. However, the ideologies of leadership, especially in the context of the political culture, suggest the need to practice social responsibility.
Texas Politics – Texas Political Culture. (2016, April 13). Retrieved from http://www.laits.utexas.edu/txp_media/html/cult/print_cult.html