My Culture: My Cultural Identity

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My Cultural Identity In America, culture is defined by your family history and is considered a melting pot that is made up of different cultures. There are also people who have more than one culture that’s part of their background, which is multicultural. I am part of this diverse category because I am half Mexican and half African-American. Being mixed with two different cultures is interesting because I get to experience both cultures and compare and contrast between the two. There are traditions in my African-American culture that I would practice more than the ones that are in my Mexican culture. Overall, both cultures are equally fascinating to have because it’s intriguing to find out more and more about both cultures as I get older.…show more content…
It defines my background and the key aspects of my cultural identity are, my family history, food, and my values in life. These key aspects form me into who I am and gives me a perspective on how I view other traditions in the world. My family history shapes who I am by how traditions that my family has practiced in the past has an influence on the traditions my family practices now. Food shapes my cultural identity by how the type of food, like soul food or Mexican food, shows my culture and where I come from. My values in life shape who I am as a person and have an impact on my cultural identity because they help me to make decisions in my life and help me differentiate between other cultures and my culture. Lastly, all aspects make up who I am as a person and help me to understand more about both of my cultures…show more content…
In my Mexican culture, traditions that are part of my cultural identity would be celebrating Cinco De Mayo and the tradition of when a girl turns 15, she has a Quincenera to celebrate her transition from being a little girl to a young woman. These traditions help morph me into the person that I am and how I will pass down these traditions. Also, my grandmother, on my Mexican side of the family, likes to help me with my Spanish and likes to tell me more about my Mexican heritage. Foods of this culture that make up part of my cultural identity would be Tacos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Churros, Burritos and other ethnic foods. Overall, learning more about this culture, considering it’s practiced less than the other, is interesting because it’s like discovering a new perspective on my life and the views that I have and will grow to
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