Essay On My Cultural Heritage

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Imagine waking up in the morning, showering and going back to sleep. Then warming up a couple of slices of pizza for breakfast 5 minutes later. That is my morning routine for every day since I was 12 and has now become a part of who I am and a part of my culture. This is just one example of how my cultural identity is different from my cultural heritage.

One big part of my cultural identity is that being African American, I sometimes fit my cultural heritage and I sometimes don't fit my cultural heritage at the same time. Some of the normals things I hear, see and do, are part of a cultural inheritance. For example, I grew up listening to a lot of rap, hip-hop, and R&B, but I also grew up listening to Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana(which
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Which is very true, I do love my shoes a lot! Ever since I was born, I always had a fresh pair of Retro Jordans on. I had to go without my shoes for a few years, but as soon as those years were over, I felt like my culture was restored. I honestly love my shoes so much, I’ve fought 3 people over them in one week! I feel as if my shoes are a big part of my everyday life, when I wake up every morning, I don't wake up and think, “What clothes am I gonna wear today?”. I wake up and think, “What J’s should I wear today?”, and find an outfit based off my shoes. MY shoes are a part of my cultural inheritance because I developed my love for Jordans by growing up, watching my brother wear a different pair every day for days and days and they would all look just as fresh going back into the box as they did coming out. Seeing that made me idolize him and his shoes, and strive to be just like him. Now, I feel as if I completed that childhood goal. Every day since school started, I've worn a different pair, each and every day and a lot of people have

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