My Culture Is My Identity

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“My culture is my identity and personality. It gives me spiritual, intellectual and emotional distinction from others, and I am proud of it,” M.F. Moonzajer said. This means that one’s culture greatly identifies and shapes who a person becomes. Culture constantly informs the way people view others and the world because of different ethnicities, appearance, and diverse learning strategies, this idea is supported by “By Any Other Name”, “Multi-Culturalism Explained In One Word: Hapa”, and “An Indian Father’s Plea”. First of all, your ethnicity affect people’s perspectives because they are aware of what you are, so they would attempt to lessen the differences and would use their general knowledge of your ethnicity to assume your personality. Based on, “By Any Other Name”, by Santha Rama Rau, Santha and her sister, Premila, were introduced to an Anglo-Indian School where a headmistress welcomed them. The headmistress asked for their names, however, when they stated their Indian names, the headmistress replied, “Oh, my dears, those are much too hard for me. Suppose we give you pretty English names. Wouldn’t that be more jolly? Let’s see, now- Pamela for you… how about Cynthia? Isn’t that nice?” This shows that although it is an Anglo-Indian school, the Indian students are not fully recognized for who they are because the process of changing Indian names to English names was present. It delivers the message that being in an English school as an Indian requires a makeover that

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