Mexican American Culture's Role In Shaping My Identity

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I grew up in a two-parent household with my parents being married before they had children. My father has always been the one that provides finically, while my mother was the one who took care of my siblings and I throughout my childhood. Being that both of my parents were born in Mexico, I consider myself Mexican American. I am proud to be Mexican American. Culture plays a huge role in shaping your identity. A person’s beliefs and morals are made up by culture and remain throughout your entire life. Culture is what made you the person you are today and also determines who or what you choose to associate yourself with. My identity would not exist if it were not for my own culture and the values I have carried from it along the years. The morals I have today exist …show more content…

I am nothing like that. I was fortunate enough to have parents who instilled values from an early age, such as respect, compassion, and honesty. My parents always told me, that I should always respect myself and everyone else. Equally important, my father always emphasized the importance of honesty, acknowledging how being truthful is always worth it. As far as social economic status I would consider my family being a middle class family. During childhood I was taught my parents that I was to respect every body no matter if they looked different than me. Having grown in such a diversity community I never encountered problems with people form different racial or ethnic background. I believe it is a blessing to have grown up in such a diverse community because you get to see interaction between people from different cultures. Therefore, I think it enables you to approach people from different ethnic groups with an open

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