Importance Of Cultural Influence On My Culture

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My whole life I never thought about my culture. Until this class, multicultural influence on learning, I never thought about my culture because I was told as a white male I had none. In preparing for this paper and throughout this class I have seen this is not true at all! There is culture in everything, and it has vastly influenced the direction of my life. There are quite a few things to consider when examining one’s own culture starting with one’s own parents. My mom is Half Italian half Danish which is an interesting mix, because growing up I was given quite a bit of Italian food, various pasta, spaghetti, ravioli, and most of all lasagna. Due to my Danish background I just got a lot of sweats and candy. My grandpa 's favorite and mine is black licorice. My dad’s side is a bit less uniform than half and half. My family and his do not know a lot about his side of the history or the genealogy. Growing up my grandma would just cook family recipes which included pie, hamburgers, and the best macaroni and cheese you could ever have. I see my grandma 's cooking as classic American and Texan food. I have lived in Texas all my life meaning I have celebrated holidays in the same places and ways for nineteen years. The holidays I have celebrated since I was born have been Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving. I celebrated these because I grew up in a primarily christen household, and to quote my dad “they were fun traditions our parents did with us.” Not much else to look into.
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