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


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Multiculturalism

***** Cultural Background

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

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

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

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