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...cial message in the “straightening out the frizzy hair” incident (Hill 20). From my point of view, Hill’s parents were still the great inspiration for him, a mixed-race couple moved from the United States to Canada “where race faded (most of the time) into the background” (Hill 18) so that their child could have an easier life, let him hear and love the music that “defined black musical expression, and black people themselves” (Hill 19), and told him the stories of their working world which instilled in him a measure of a black pride... (Hill 20). It can be said that without his parents’ involvement, Hill would not have formed and developed his own sense of self, manifested in creative ways; ways that could not have been expressed in American. In conclusion, the influence of Hill’s parents on the discovery his cultural identity is significant and irreplaceable.
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