Religion, discrimination, and family are culturally-relevant areas in my upbringing. After interviewing some of my family members, I have gotten a better understanding of my personal history and the African American culture. Research, interviews, and personal experiences have assisted in gaining a better understanding of my cultural beliefs and values. I am more aware of my social, cultural, and family background.
African American Culture
My sister described our family and cultural background as “Southern African American/black”. African Americans have endured the effects of racism, discrimination, and oppression. Often times, we are considered as a group having less power, privileges, and intelligence. Although there are literature that present and prove the negative experiences we go through, there is a lack of literature that present the strengths we have to overcome acts of prejudice and discrimination, religion and family value.
One common cultural assumption about African American is that they value families. As cited in Brown et. Al (2013), African American value extended fa...
... middle of paper ...
...uthampton County say, “I can’t stand this place”. I am regretful for making such comment, in fact, I feel I owe my community an apology because Southampton County is deserving of much recognition of its history. I am more proud of who I am and where I was raised.
My family and I have gain more knowledge about the history of slavery, Nat Turner, Blackhead Signpost Road and Hanging Tree Roads. We are more aware how racism, discrimination, oppression, barriers, prejudices, and achievements have affect us personally, our community, our culture, and others. I have learned that even though my family and I share the same culture and background, and we all have encountered similar events, we are all different unique. I appreciate diversity among the southern African American culture. I appreciate I am able to be myself, an African American from Southampton County.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Culture defines people’s values, beliefs, and personal interests. Culture is important because it allows people to maintain a unique identity society. Many cultures have common interests, while others may have customs that differ greatly from that of another. Technology has had a huge impact on present day cultures. Many culture have been altered including my own, and some have been created due to the rise of technology. Cultures differ so greatly that someone belonging to one culture may not agree with the values of another, which then causes social and ethical issues.... [tags: african-american, materialistic, ethnicity]
990 words (2.8 pages)
- Just a few months ago, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors to the public displaying collections dating back to the 1800s. This was a momentous step for black Americans in revealing the parts of American history that are left out of textbooks. While this is a great event in history, one can see from the collections of the exhibit that the standards of white society, in the 1920s, put on black individuals are still prevalent in modern culture. Within the collection there are two coin banks sculpted into the form of a black “Mammy,” who is depicted as a maid and caretaker.... [tags: African American, White American, White people]
1007 words (2.9 pages)
- Cultural issues encompass all factors of society that influence people’s opinions, beliefs, and choices like public relations, religion, politics, and media to name but a few (IHE, 2015). It is vital to analyze the role of culture issues in society to fathom factors that affect a community. Every community faces complex problems regarding government, healthcare, education, and socialization structures. The ability to understand cultural facets that influence residents’ decisions is imperative in solving social challenges.... [tags: African American, Black people, White American]
1549 words (4.4 pages)
- Stereotypes about the African American culture have existed since dispersal of African descent, dating back to the colonial era. They have evolved from slavery, to black face shows, to the modern drug lords and welfare queens. But one stereo typed that has remained constant is that African Americans are inferior to white people in every aspect of life. Through this very stereo type black people are forced to combat prejudice and discrimination in their everyday routine. The stereotype that’s blacks are inferior to whites originated during the colonial era.... [tags: Race, Black people, African American]
737 words (2.1 pages)
- Being a resident of South Carolina, African-American Culture was chosen as part of the applied learning project for the Intercultural Nursing class, because African-Americans make up more than a quarter of this state’s population. According to the 2010 United States Census Bureau, the total population for South Carolina (S.C.) is 4,625,364, with 27.9% being of African-American descent. The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding and sensitivity to issues and cultural variances or phenomena that are unique to the African-American Culture.... [tags: Black History]
1882 words (5.4 pages)
- For centuries the pilot of the black population has been in terminal as it relates to education, work, pay and basic life-style. We have had to fight for all of rights, even though we have created some many things that have made American great. Without the sweat of African Americans, American would not be the great country that is its. In order to ensure that there were some equalities for African American’s organizations within the African American communities were created to fight for rights to votes, rights to ride the bus, rights for fair pay and rights to access to education.... [tags: African American, Black people]
1190 words (3.4 pages)
- Examination 2 There are many black men and women who have contributed to the advancement of theatre in the African American community through acting, directing, playwriting, choreography and much more. Trailblazers such as, August Wilson, Ntozake Shange, and Pearl Cleage have all used theatre to change the way African Americans in theatre are viewed. Regina Taylor is also a part of this group. Taylor has greatly influenced the African American theatre community through her acting, playwriting, and directing.... [tags: Black people, African American, African diaspora]
1009 words (2.9 pages)
- Introduction The African American experience is not just something we study but as an African American, I live it. When looking up topics, I was trying to find something that would resonate with me. When I came across an article about how African American men felt about marriage so many things ran threw my mind. Due to social media, personal experiences and overall assumptions I had some preconceived notions of my own. When scanning the article one of the first things mentioned was that the percentage of African American marriages has dropped from 61% to 32% (Perry 182-183).... [tags: African American, Black people, Marriage]
827 words (2.4 pages)
- It is hard to be an African American in today’s society. They word nigger is constantly thrown around like it is a compliment. Many may accept the racial slur, but I do not tolerate it. I feel offended when nigger is said to me. The one instance that stands out the most is when I was called a nigger at my job. An irate customer walked into my job, and I tried my best to help him. Even though I fixed the customer’s problem, he was still angry. The customer showed his aggravation by calling me names.... [tags: Slavery, African American, Nigger, Black people]
733 words (2.1 pages)
- Reality programs have dominated television networks since their rise in popularity began in the early 1990s with MTV’s The Real World. The reality genre quickly gained viewership as it redefined the formulaic set up of televisions shows from the past. Reality television has infiltrated television because networks prefer low budgets for their programs that also generate high ratings (Hasinoff, 2008). People watch reality shows because they are intrigued by the seemingly “real” drama with ordinary people as characters (Dubrofsky, 2006).... [tags: African American Stereotypes]
1543 words (4.4 pages)