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I have a hard time with this long sentence,are the commas in the right place?

The majority of Latinos are hard working people and will sell roses, oranges, and strawberries in the streets before they go out begging for money and food like many homeless people.

Moreover, most people have the misconception that poverty, hunger, and misery is exclusively for Latinos. In contrast, many of these day-to-day issues are equally affecting other minority ethnic communities such as Asian, and African-American.
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Hi,
Very good, except don't put a comma after 'oranges'.
Clive
The majority of Latinos are hard working people and will sell roses, oranges[,] and strawberries in the streets before they go out begging for money and food like many homeless people.

Moreover, most people have the misconception that poverty, hunger[, ]and misery ARE exclusively for Latinos. In contrast, many of these day-to-day issues are equally affecting other minority ethnic communities such as Asian[,]and African-American.

The "commas" in the brackets[] should be omitted. e.g.

a) I have a dog, a cat and a rabbit as my pets. ( no "comma" after "cat")
b) This issue affects the old, the poor and the disabled. ( no "comma" after "the poor"
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Thanks, Temico. I forgot about Pilita's second sentence.
Clive
Thank you guys for your helpful suggestions!:)
Mr. Jones who teaches History tried out for the Olympic trials.
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Mr. Jones who teaches History tried out for the Olympic trials.
1. Mr. Jones, who teaches History, tried out for the Olympic trials.

2. Each girl, who plays soccer, needs to meet with Ms. Kaplan at break.

3. We have a history test I think, on next Tuesday.

4. Because we are not going to be in class next Monday, we don't have any homework.

5. I have to drive to New York for the marathon.

6. I don't want to run today, and I don't think that I will.

7. She is a famous movie actress; don't you know who she is?

8. It was a dark stormy night, and I was frightened.

9. Why, I can't believe it!

10. Rapping her gravel on the table, Shirley called the meeting to order.
Hi,

The way this is punctuated suggests to me that Mr. Jones who teaches Chemistry wasn't as athletically successful as Mr. Jones who teaches History.

Best wishes, Clive
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