Culture Reflection

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Culture is not always mentioned in a classroom setting as much as it should be, or, we don’t give it much thought in our daily lives. In my high school, culture was not emphasized in any major core classes. If I had to explain what culture is in my terms, I would say that culture is the way a group of people dress, the way their beliefs are based, the way their art is presented, the way they think, the way their share and present their ideas, the way their syntax is formed, the way their music, the way they celebrate, and the way their food is presented. Culture sometimes changes as new generations rise. We often hear the idea of “pop culture”, which is an idea aimed at the taste of a set of people, more often than we hear of culture standing …show more content…
In the United States pants are clothing worn on the legs that often cover from the waist all the way down to the ankles. While one of my friends from the United Kingdom would describe pants clothing worn underneath to cover up the genital region. Our culture in the United States, when outside cultures describe us, is often associated with southern food (such as grits, black-eyed peas, Mac and cheese) and is given the nickname “comfort food” compared to food from England (bread and butter pudding and “fish and chips”). In the United States, the popular sport football involves throwing of a brown oval shaped ball to another player, kicking the ball high enough in the air into the field goal, and/or running the ball past the final white lines to score a “touchdown”. Football anywhere else in the world when players kick a black and white ball up and down the field, defending the ball from other players, to be kicked inside a goal post to score a point (we call this sport in the United States soccer). In the United States, we often have more of a variety of different colors and beliefs (more varieties of traditions and ethnic foods) compared to the United Kingdom. Even though the United States came from England back in history, they don’t share the same exact …show more content…
Beliefs often clash with one another or have a misunderstanding between two or more cultures. Racism and discrimination is seen in our own country. For example in our own culture alone, acceptance of homosexual individuals is on the rise, however, many people who believe in Christianity are against the idea of two genders being together, even resorting to violence to get their point across. Another example is the idea of having multiple wives is illegal in the United states, however, if someone from the Middle East (a place where having multiple married partners is normal) were to immigrate to the United States, they may face legal issues resulting in possible divorces. Cultural issues are not to be ignores due to the possibility of violence. In a perfect world, one could freely express their culture without the possibility of minor discrimination or worse, however, until everyone learns that we are all the same on the inside, there is no chance of a perfect world

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