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DefinitionEssay:FinalDraft
Turley:1stperiod
November24,2015
Desean,
Justin
,Christian
,
Michael

Culturalidentitiescreatesone'sfatemeanseverythingyoudoinlifeaffectsyourfuture,
andwhatyourfatehastobringforyou.Yourfatewillchangethroughoutyourlifetimebutitcan
alwaysstaythesamedependingonwhatyouchoosedoinyourlife.Allofyourfamilyhistory
and
religiousbeliefswillalsoaffecthowyourfateitbybeingwithpeoplewhosharethesame
thoughts,beliefsandideasasyou,youwillbecomeabetterpersonoverall.CulturalIdentities
createsone'sfatemeanseverythingyoudoinlifeimpactstheoutcomeinthefuture.Withrace
andreligionitcanchangealotbybeingwiththepeopleyousharethesamethoughtsandideas
with.
Culturalidentitiesisthesenseofbelongingtosomething.it'srelatedtoyournationalityand
religionandwhatsocialclassyouarein.Culturalidentityisfeelingbelongedtoagroupora
social
party.examplesofthisispresidentialelectionsbecausetherearedifferentpartiesthatpeople
say

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theybelongtoandhowtheygrowuporwhotheygrewupwithmadetheminthepartytheyare
in
likerepublicansordemocrats.Anotherexampleiswhenslaverywasgoingontherewere
people
thatweretowardsitliketheplantationownersandpeoplewhodidnotagreewithitwhichwere
theabolitionist.
NohumanisCulturefree,Weareaproductofthemanydifferentcultureswhich
surrounds.ourvalues,worldviewandexperiencesarestructuredbythesocietyandculturethat
exertinfluencesonourliveseachday.Therearesomewaysthatitisexpressed,ItCanbe
expressedbymanydifferentwaysandstylesofclothingorother
aestheticmarkers.Cultural
Identitycanalsobeexpressedbyreligiousactsandpracticesforexample,whenyouarea
Catholicandyouareoldenough,youwillgothroughsomethingcalledcommunion,thisis
where
youwouldnotliterallybutyouwouldfigurativelyDrinkWinethatwouldSymbolizetheBloodof
ChristandthenyouwouldeattheBreadwhichwouldrepresentthebodyofChrist,theCatholics
woulddothistoshowtheiridentityanditwouldshowwhatculturaltheywereraisedin.
Culturalidentitycanaffecteventhewayswethink,learn,orevenworkintoday'ssociety.
Forexample,intheAsianCulture,Ifyouwoulddosomethingtosomewhatsayshameyour

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parentsorsomeoneimportanttoyouthenthatwouldbebadandtheonewhoshamedthere
familywouldtakethatshameserious,sosincetheydontwanttodisappointanyoneimportant
to
them,theyworkreallyhardatAllsortsofvariousthings,likeschooltheirjob,evenlife,sothey
bringsomewhathonortotheirfamilyandtheydothatbecausethat'stheculturetheywere
raisedin.

Culturalidentitiescreatesone'sfatemeansthathoweverapersonactsaroundpeopleand
thethingspeopledotobesuccessfulcreatesyourfateasaperson.Culturalidentitiesmeans
that
thetypeofpeopleyouhangaroundwithcouldaffectyourfate.Thisiswhypeopleneedtohang
aroundgoodpeopleyou'llbesuccessfulandifyouarearoundabadcrowdofpeopleyouwill
not
besuccessful.
Culturalidentitiescreatesonesfatemeanswhereyoucomefrom,andfactorsthatyou
arebornwithdeterminethewayyourlifegoes.Race,religion,andfamilyareallfactorsthatcan
createonesfate.Everyoneisdifferentfromanotherbutifwecannotendourdifferences,at
leastwecanhelptheworldbesafefordiversity.John.F.KennedyThismeanstheremightnot
beworldpeacebutatleastwecantrytomakeanefforttoacceptpeoplewhoaredifferentthan
us.

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Raceisafactorthatcancreateonesfate.Maybeacoupleyearsfromnowracemight
notbeaproblem.Butrightnowpeoplearebeingjudgedforthecoloroftheirskinmorethanthe
contentoftheirheart.AlotofpeoplestillhaveamindsetofImthesuperiorraceandImbetter
thanyouandcanactdrasticallyonthatidea.Forexamplesummer2012anAfricanamerican
malesatinhiscarafterplayingbasketballatanearbypark,whenanofficerpulledupand
askedforhissocialsecuritynumberandlicensewithoutcause.Theofficeraccusedthemanof
beingapedophilereferringtothechildreninthepark.Theofficeralsoaskedtosearchthe
man'scar,hesaidnobecauseheknowshisrightstheofficerarrestedhimatgunpoint.Theman
losthisjobasacontractorwiththefederalgovernmentthatheheldfor2years.
Religionisafactorthatcancreateonesfate.Therearealotofrecentexamplesweare
seeingtodaywiththeISISattacks.AllweseeonthenewsisISISbutthereareotherterrorist
groupsthatarethreatening,theymaynotbethreateningtotheUnitedStatesbuttheyare
threatening.LIkeBokoHaramwhichisanextremistgroupinChad,Nigerandnorthern
Cameroon.TheyjustsentinteenagegirlstodoasuicidalbombingmissioninNigeria.ButIbet
barelyanyonehasheardofBokoHaramorthissuicidebombing.Ithinkthereasoneveryoneis
scaredofISISbecauseof9/11withAlQaedaandtheyarebothIslamicextremistterrorist
groups.Thisshowspeopleautomaticallyputideasaboutawholegroupofpeoplewhenone
actsout.
Familyisafactorthatcancreateonesfate.Somethingmymomalwaysusedtosayto
meiswhenyouwalkoutthishouseyouareaBrittIexpectyoutocarryyourselflikeone.
WhichmeansshealwayswantedtoheargoodthingsaboutBrittsnotbadthings.Yourlast
nameisyouridentityitswhatconnectsyoutoyourfamily.Forexamplewhenyouhearthelast
nameGatesyouthinkofBillGateswhichmeansprobablythinkofmoney.Peoplearealways

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judgingyouwhetheritsgoodorbadyouwanttomakeagoodimpression.Whenyouthinkof
someonewhoisAsianyouprobablythinkgoodatmath,smart,goodgradesbecausethoseare
thestereotypespeoplehavegeneratedovertheyears.IntheAsiancultureyourfamilynameis
themostimportantthingifyoudishonouryourfamilynameyoucanbeshunned.
Inconclusionculturalidentitiescreatesonesfatemeanswhereyoucomefrom,and
factorsthatyouarebornwithdeterminethewayyourlifegoes.Also,racereligion,andfamily
areallfactorsthatcreateonesfate.