Cultural Influences In My Life

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To begin with, it is believed cultural influences are what makes up a person character and determines their thought process on certain subjects. I have many cultural expressions that has made an impact on my life but three are still relevant in my life today. These are expressions that will be discussed later and are influences that will be passed on from generation to generation. Christianity, music and soul food are all expressions that will forever be a part my life.
Next, as stated in the discussion board, I am a preacher’s kid so that means Christianity and prayer played a major role growing up. Both my mother and step father instilled in me that it is important to have a relationship with God. We went to bible study on Wednesday and
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Even though I grew up in the church, we listened to different types of music such as Gospel, Pop, Soul and my favorite R&B. Growing up, my mother use to play R&B music around the house when we would clean and cook. That is something that I still do to this day. Music speaks to your soul and also helps soothe you no matter what kind of mood one may be feeling. Everyone comes from a different part of life, but that great thing about music is that it brings people together. I can name three of my relationships that started off with a conversation out our favorite artist and for this reason, I will continue to keep this expression a part of my life. Music is …show more content…
“The term “soul food” didn’t become common until the 1960s. With the rise of the civil rights and black nationalist movements during the 1960s, many African-Americans sought to re-claim their part of the American cultural legacy.” (Lynn, 2017) What foods do you think about when you hear soul food? One might say ham hocks, collard greens, black eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, chitterlings and the list goes on and on. Soul Food has been a part of my family for as far back as I can remember. I always know when there is a birthday, family reunion or a major holiday that my grandmother would throw down in the kitchen. Soul food not only brings joy to our stomach but also brings laughs, jokes and strengthen family connections. I have yet to master my grandmother’s recipes but I will continue to practice due to the fact this influence is worth

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