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Multiculturalism

***** Cultural Background

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

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

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

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