Essay - Multiculturalism My Cultural Background Ethnicity Statement: I am an African...


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Multiculturalism

My Cultural Background

Ethnicity Statement: I am an African American woman, which means my ethnicity is a blend of African culture and Southern black American culture. What that means in reality is that growing up black in the South, my ethnicity caused problems, created differences, and caused me to question my own culture and ***** own identity. In addition, I ***** a blend ***** two *****s, and ***** heritage ***** important ***** me and to what my life stands for. Part of ***** wants ***** explore my black roots, and find out just when ***** family came from Africa and what their experience was. I know that at least some of my family were slaves, and this places a gre*****t weight on me. To overco***** that *****, I want to be the best I can be and make a name for myself ***** my family. I also ***** to feel I can fit into both cultures that surround me, and that is not always easy to do.

Practices: My family speaks English with a *****ern drawl! We enjoy many ***** the traditional Sou*****rn foods, like cornbread, greens, grits, and pork. ***** mother makes a big meal ***** the holidays ***** includes these things, because it is what we love to eat.

Expectations: My expectations of my ***** are that I should be the same as anyone else, ***** ***** color of my skin ***** ***** matter. However, it is a ***** in society that my skin color does matter, and because of that, I have *****s that ***** white Southern neighbors simply do not have. ***** expectations ***** not meet realities when it comes to my ethnic*****y. I ***** ***** expectations ***** I should not be pulled between ***** cultures.

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