What Is The Difference In American Culture

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First, I want to talk and discuss about “Race.” In this world, we have many countries with many types of people like: Korean, American, Vietnamese, Indian, and etc. there is not only cause they lived in different countries, for they have different about culture, skin, and language of each countries. I am a Vietnamese person and living in there for seventeen years before I moved to U.S. When I came to America, I saw a lot of difference from culture to race of people. There are people with white, black skin and even more color than that. I wondered in my mind that do they are alien. But, I was wrong about that. Then, I saw a different culture from them to my culture. They wear some clothes which I never seen it before and the way they celebrated …show more content…
It is so interesting word to discuss and talk about it. Like some sentences I had told you about who I am, I lived in country with a popular culture and so interesting. In my culture, we always believed that we are son/daughter of god. The country have passed war with many strong enemies like: America, China, and etc. With the language, we used Chinese words but it had translated to Vietnam and Pho, Bun Bo hue are popular foods of my culture. Everyone all known about those food. Traditionally, Vietnamese people list their family name first, then their middle name, with their first (given) name listed as last. Family members use different given names and the name reflects some meaning. Most names can be used for either gender. Many in the U.S. have adopted Western customs of naming or if naturalized, may adopt Western names. Each family member has a designated kinship term, and these are used when family members address one another. Initially, refugee families had to deal with many issues in adapting to their new home in America. Elders were the leaders in families, had the strongest influence in decision making, and were respected and sought after for advice. Younger family members were to be obedient and respectful. Also, elders held property rights of the family, and could retire once their children could support the family. Today, although the younger generation still respect this traditional hierarchical family structure and values the elders’ opinions, they are more independent financially and able to make their own decisions. This diffused hierarchical tradition is apparent for both families that reside in the United States and in Vietnam, but more so with those in the U.S. Like most immigrant families, one of the most common issues that Vietnamese refugee families face is the barrier of language and culture, not only with those outside of their culture, but also within their own families. As Vietnamese youths attend school and

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