Ancestry Of American Culture Essay

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The definition of homogeneous accruing to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is as follows: “1) Of the same or a similar kind or nature. 2) Of uniform structure or composition throughout a culturally homogeneous neighborhood.” When I think of the United States I think about Americans. The fast food, the red solo cups, Target, the national anthem, and unabridged politeness. Why am I mentioning all these things? Because the American culture is something that is embedded in the world. They are words that anyone who has ever heard of America associates it with. However, when looking at the United States, one must take into account the cultures values, language, ethnicity and religious system of that society. If I had to present the society of the United States I can say that I would probably present American society as a…show more content…
Before I explain further I want to make something clear. Although some may find this division racist, I actually find it as a source of empowerment. Recognizing the history of the individual from a stance of peace rather than one of hate gives power and respect to those in the different groups. That is at least my personal opinion. The groups I would choose to focus on are: Native American or American Indian, African American, Hispanics, Asian and White (European American). Although English is not the official language of the US, it is the most common. Most American speak English, in addition to any other language that they bring with them from their individual culture and history. I believe this grouping is correct because although most speak English, which is one of the craters for a homogeneous society, there are, unfortunately, many different socioeconomic statuses, education levels, and religion deference between these groups. If I had to give a presentation about the society in the United States I would focus on these group and compare the different categories mentioned
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