Chicanos are descendants of different races such as Central American Indians, Spanish, Africans, Native Americans, and Europeans. Chicano culture came as result of a mixture of different cultures (Shingles and Cartwright 86). Despite the assimilation by the majority whites the Chicanos have preserved their culture. This paper seeks to prove that Chicano culture has deep cultural attributes that would appeal to the larger American culture, leading to strengthening of
Language and Identity It is believed that language has a large extent on one’s identity, I consider this a fact. There are many languages spoken around the world, each defines different identities, contain different historical backgrounds and cultures. Language is considered the most important information and form of communication and self expression of every human being. It has a lot of power worldwide between the many different communities and races. Language says a lot about people’s identities.
Ethnicity on the other hand, is a sect or a person’s comprehension of cultural identity and mentions cultural distinction among different societies. There are elements that are associated with ethnicity, these include: religion, geography, ancestry, nationality and language. This essay will explore and discuss race and ethnicity among The Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago), India and Africa and how it affects culture in today’s society. Trinidad and Tobago is one of the islands that make up the Caribbean or West Indies. It was first colonized by the Spaniards in the year 1498 and later by the Europeans in 1797 and later acquired independence a few years later in 1962.
Race & Ethnicity in Kuwait Introduction Although it seems that different racial and ethnic groups in Kuwait are harmonious, there is discrimination based on race and ethnicity in daily life and in work. In many instances some groups attain advantages over others by reason of their ethnical or racial differences. The construction of hierarchy concerning racial or ethnic differences in Kuwait occurs for multiple reasons, but a principle motivator is often social, political, or economic power. Several classifications of ethnic and racial groups exist in Kuwait, including Kuwaitis and Non–Kuwaitis. These hierarchical classifications are then used to create, expand, or maintain domination or supremacy of a group over others.
The element of language is more than communication; it’s a vital part of distinction for each culture. There is an enormous diversity that exists in the language element because every culture has its own language and some are of the same culture but communicate in a similar but yet different language. For instance, the Maya languages branch off into more than one language, some speak Mopan, Ki’chi or Yucatecan.. The Mopan Maya are mainly found in Southern Belize in the Toledo District and the Ki’chi Maya are mainly found in San Pedro Colombia (History & Culture). They have become interactive with and the two cultures dialect have made them become tri-lingual in Kekchi, Mopan, and English.
This makes us multicultural. Du Toit (2004) explains that multiculturalism is more than the expression of cultural variety, it also concerns communication. He adds that for multiculturalism to ‘succeed’ and in order to stimulate peaceful coexistence, meaningful communication is a requisite. Cultural differences tend to be revealed in language, and misunderstandings between people from different cultures tend to arise from their use of language to communicate with each other. Higher education was the privilege of the whites with separate universities for Indians and Coloureds and three institutions being designated for Africans, which were: University of Fort Hare, University of the North and University of Zululand.
India, with its great size, its wide climate and geographical differences show great variability in the costumes. These styles are marked by both religious and regional variation with a wide choice of textiles. Other than this, diversity of ethnic groups and invasion by foreign people at different periods of time also induced the variability in the Indian costumes. The costumes that invaders brought with them did not necessarily remain apart from the mainstream of Indian dress. With the Indian genius for adaptation and modification, those costumes became altered, even metamorphosed and eventually got assimilated and absorbed in to the broad range of Indian costumes.
During the British colonization, there was huge influx of Indian and Chinese workers from South India and southern China respectively. This influx was the reason that Malaysia is now a multiracial nation comprised of the three major races: the Bumiputera at 62.3% of the population, Chinese at 22% and Indian at 6.7% (Fast Facts about Malaysia, 2014). The term “Bumiputera” is used particularly in Malaysia and refers to the Malay race and other indigenous people. As a multiracial nation, racial harmony is always a concern and ensuring racial equality is one the keys to maintaining racial harmony. However, questions about Malaysia’s racial harmony arise as there were several racial disputes after independence, such as the 13 May incident (Soong, 2007), the cow head incident (Press, 2009) and the more recent incident on using the word “Allah” in Malaysia (Sophie Brown, 2014).
They have been living in Arakan since the mid seventeenth century, speaking Arakanese lingo, and never guarantee themselves be Rohingyas however Arakanese muslim. Burmese patriot reprimand and abhor Rohingyas for their past record of dependability towards pioneer control (Britain). The annihilation of Burma in two wars with Britain brought about monstrous convergence of Bengali muslims making strain between nearby populace ,despite the fact that migrants incorporated with neighborhood muslim populace at the appointed time
Identity of the Malaysian Architecture ABSTRACT Having a national identity seems to be a must for many countries that have either recently become independent or to emphasize leadership or certain race as 'better ' than others. For most countries, this is an important event because it has strong political implications. Architecture as an art is the most conspicuous of all the arts and technology produced by humans since the early stages of mankind. In multicultural countries, seeking national identity is one of the most difficult tasks, the effort is even more so. To search for one 's identity is also something that is strange because it implies that one has either lost his identity or have no clue about who the person he is.