An Indian Father's Plea '

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Every day we use our culture. Whether it be to argue claims, express opinions, or make decisions, culture plays a part in each area. Culture is who we are, one’s identity, its extent is enormous over our views and actions. A person grows up surrounded with culture at a young age. This can affect how they learn and what they learn. In the text An Indian Father’s Plea, a man writes a letter to the teacher explaining why they are wrong for calling his son a “slow learner” and to help him adapt to their classroom culture. The father persists, saying, “If you ask him how many months there are in a year, he will probably tell you 1. He will respond this way not because he doesn’t know how to count properly, but because he has been taught by our

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