'Goin Gangsta, Choosin' Cholit Claiming Identity

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In “Goin’ Gangsta, Choosin’ Cholita: Claiming Identity,” Nell Bernstein argues that some young people have claimed racial identities other than their own and this is not a bad thing. Some young people are influenced by music and television, and then they begin to mimic the things they hear and see while other people claim to be races they are not because of association or they only claim part of their identity. Bernstein explains that as time goes by the suburbs are becoming more diverse and people in the suburbs have become infatuated with the “city life”. At the same time, others have found it too hard to be white or their own race, so they claim another ethnicity, or only part of theirs to fit in. Bernstein believes that being who you
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