Cultural Profile : Black And Asian Cultures

921 Words Oct 14th, 2015 4 Pages
My cultural profile is Black or African-American to pull in the ancestral heritage. Black culture has given more than afros, cool dance moves, and music to the world. Unfortunately, the media and mainstream continue to highlight this with generalizations and stereotypes. Black culture has values, traditions, and unique communication styles that have developed the platform for other cultures, such as, Mexicans and Asian cultures to strive from despite our differences. Understanding my cultural profile has allowed me to proudly identify myself as a Black woman in American.
My cultural profile compared to Mexican and Asian cultures share similarities. We all have and still are fighting for equality, respect, and political standpoints that support our cultures beliefs. Even though slavery was abolished the Jim Crow system created a new way to continue racism (Socialtoday). Jim Crow segregated blacks from whites and tried to establish social norms. For example, Black men were not allowed to make eye contact with women (social today). In the 1960s the Civil Right Movement created a whole new identify for Black people across America. Blacks from all over joined together and peacefully fought the system of oppression and racism (social today). We define ourselves as “Black is Beautiful” ( social today). Prominent leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela took their practices from Gandhi to eliminate the generalization Black people are violent. They displayed the…
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