How much of your cultural background do you feel is present in you?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    As sad as this is to say, I am somewhat ashamed of my mexican heritage. My first language was spanish, but as school started, english became primary, then that was all I knew.

    I am ashamed of my mexican family, as they are unloyal and talk a lot of dirty gossip, they cannot be proud of each other's accomplishments, they are backstabbers, and they only call when they need something or to talk sh*t about someone else in our family. They are crass individuals with no shame or manners. They are also very mean drunks.

    My father's side of the family (he is white), is very down-to-earth and genuinely polite and friendly. They are willing to stick their necks out for each other and lend helping hands when another is down. They do not speak ill of anyone else, and make efforts to get everyone together for fellowship. When I'm around them, they make me feel good. They are not perfect, but I am proud of them and they are proud of me. They are positive upbeat people.

    So, I choose to model and associate myself after what I see and feel of them. Therefore, I do not know much about the heritage of my aztecan ancestors.

    I may be stereotyping, but I feel as though I am better for having my father's genes in me.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is still strong. Being part Brit, I still get caught saying "Bloody hell", "Blimey", "Crikey" or "Wanker" a lot, plus I have accents on a few vague words. I also have slight, hmm, behavior differences. When I am among my American friends, I must be very careful when I say things, because some things are not as tolerated in America as they are in Britain (and vice-versa).

    Not really culture, but close enough.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Almost none except for my system of ethics. I'm a Cherokee from Tennessee,but identify as Cherokee and not "southern"--the word has negative connotations I avoid. I keep Cherokee ethics, such as respect for elders, politeness, manners, womens' equality in all things, etc, but otherwise you couldn't tell me apart from someone who grew up in New Haven (where I am now.)

    Well, except for the fact I pronounce "manicotti" and other Italian words in standard, unlike most New Haven residents who use some dialect nobody over there knows.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I feel some of my culture in me as far as my race in history goes. But I feel my background all around me everyday.

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    1 decade ago

    Very much. I come from a strong christian background that was very... preachy. Instead of identifying with atheism, I consider myself an accomplished Satanist.

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  • 1 decade ago

    ignorant white suburban

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