As it is a “secrete” war that held countless lives, and created something to be learned from. Hence, we can learn and grow from historical events to prevent future outburst of repeating history. So, what should every American need to know today? To repent on being culturally aware of our history, though E.D. Hirsch’s list does not imply the words of the Secret War nor the General’s name as signified as a cultural literacy of a set of words Americans should “already” know.
King uses repetition to express that freedom still hasn’t appeared in a long time, for this to happen they must act now. He keeps repeating a hundred years later throughout his speech. This shows how the African Americans weren’t free for a long time. Through repetition King emphasises that they must do something now to gain their freedom. “Now is the time” (paragraph 6).
Abstract: I Have a Dream is public speech made by Martin Luther King in Lincoln Memorial, 1963. It mainly talked about the equality problem of African American. Since Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans were waiting for the day when they were really free. However, even a hundred years later, the black people were still discriminated and their life still the same. I Have a Dream was written in such condition to fight for their own rights.
In our religion, we value and respect our ancestors as our divinity. Instead of attending a mosque, in Hmong culture, Hmong people worship their ancestors in their own homes. Even until today, Hmong culture traditions are still practiced and had been used on different racial and ethnic group. For an example, there had been a few cases in the Hmong community where the Hmong ritual practice had been used to cure sickness, health conditions, and cure soul regarding spiritual belief on different racial groups. The Hmong immigrants’ has kept many of their cultures and tradition even after they migrated to United States of
We all have our roots that date back for countless generations—an ancestry that has become twisted and entangled with its fellow roots in the giant tree of human life. Every single person’s roots, or their heritage, is so very unique, and it is the specific differences between who everyone descended from that makes people who they are today. Respect runs deep between ancestors and their descendants, creating a common culture and heritage for individual families across the world. By themselves and within groups of people who share their similar practices/culture, each family determines, based on their beliefs, religions, and so forth, how they wish to recognize and honor where they 've come from and how they got to where they are in the present. In the story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, elder daughter Dee/Wangero 's protective attitude concerning her family 's heirlooms causes her aesthetic view of her African heritage to rear its ugly head against younger daughter Maggie 's and mother Mrs. Johnson 's cultural view of their same heritage.
There will be a lot of struggles thrown your way, but you will find a way to get through it and realize it makes you who you are. First of all, struggle makes you unique. In the book, Jeannette sees a Joshua tree and decides to move it. “Mom frowned at me. ‘You’d be destroying what makes it special’ she said, ‘It’s the Joshua tree’s struggle that gives it its beauty’.” (Walls,38) It might not seems like much, but this is saying you might have so many life challenges coming your way, but it makes you who you are.
Cultural myths can also obstruct our way of thinking. When I was growing up, I view my family as the “model” of perfect family: my dad, my mom, and my siblings. This is a cultural myth because I believe the “model” family consist of those things. To other cultures, like in Asia, having your extended relatives living with you in the same house is part of their “model” family. It is very hard to overthrow these cultural myths we have when consider the way others raise a family.
Another reason that they believed things other than reality and life was that they believed in their own spiritual beings and the idea of sacredness. They had ceremonies and chants for their inner spiritual beings. They had a lot of sacred things too, such as chants for the powerful leaders, and land that they couldn 't just do whatever they wanted on. Most of those were special religious grounds that they were supposed to respect. They were taught not to go on these places because they are considered sacred and special.
Education is not just reserved for Hmong men anymore as women roles are slowly adjusting and in many cases the roles switched where more women are now the main providers in the home. The ways of the American dream can longer support the traditional cultural structures that Hmong long established back in Laos. Hmong can no longer afford to stay the same anymore by enriching the mind of Hmong men and women with the capacity to grow through education. Lee (2001) substantiated that educators need to support these gender role changes that are at odds with family expectations and dominant culture as Hmong cannot afford not to do so in order to move forward in the 21st
Giving care to older parents is considered a natural duty of children. According to Buddhist belief, karma is always a part of life. Children will have good or bad fruits for what they do to their parents. Growing in this context, I always take culture and religious beliefs into accounts whenever I try to understand a social problem. In addition to the identity of a Vietnamese, I also hold different