Cultural Identity : A Diverse Group Of Family And Friends Essay

1383 Words Mar 24th, 2016 6 Pages
My cultural identity has always been a journey. I have a very diverse group of family and friends. My cultural identity was formed my by experience and my family. I believed that with the push for multicultural counseling I believe it’s important for counselors to have a strong sense of self. I believe that with diversity being a strong topic and how important ones culture is we have counselors have to learn how to become more culturally competent. Thus far in Social Justice and diversity I have learned so much about myself. I know that in society there are a lot of issues that we failed to adequately address in society. I think that society thinks the way to change the negativity to other groups of people is to ignore the difference among people where I feel the key is not to ignore but to learn to genuinely accept and respect others cultures that are different than our own.
Whenever I am asked to reflect about my genealogy it sometimes makes me uncomfortable. I was adopted at birth and I have no information about my birth parents or my birth parents family. My adopted parents family is my only reference as far as family. I never met my great grand parents. I have always heard stories from my parents who remember visiting their grandparents in the country. Both my family’s grandparents lived in Annapolis. I often wonder what it would be like to have met my great grandparents. My parent’s talk about how they lived near streams, they had fruit trees in their yards and they…

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