The United States And The Civil War Essay

1996 Words Oct 9th, 2016 8 Pages
Every person belongs to a culture, some people may belong to multiple but sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone to experience a culture unlike our own. Traveling the world is an excellent example of this, although, sometimes we can have a cultural experience not too far from home, since the United States is tremendously diverse.
“Twenty-eight African countries have been at war since 1980, and one-third of Africa’s leadership in 2010 still emanates from the army or a rebellion. According to Africa Humanitarian Action, in 2007 there were seventeen million internally displaced people and five million refugees” (Kande, 2011)
The civil wars in Africa displaced people throughout the continent and the world. America prides its self on liberty and freedom. That demeanor has shaped the way some view the United States. It is also the primary reason immigrants seek refuge here. According to the Zemam’s website, it first opened its doors to the public in 1994. Like many people in Africa at this time the owner, Amanuel, moved to the United States as a refugee with his wife to escape the wars (Gebremarimam 2014). Building a restaurant with traditional dishes brings the Ethiopian culture to Tucson. Due to the wars in Northern Africa, globalization brought refugees to America. As a result, a new, unfamiliar culture was also brought to America. There is no better way to share one’s home culture but by sharing something everyone loves, food.
At first, I found myself feeling…

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