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Multiculturalism

My Cultural Background

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

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

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

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