Race regardless, you still have culture

Jasmine Elizabeth Smith
Oklahoma City, OK

“But I’m White. I don’t have a culture I identify with.” I often hear this rueful phrase during discussions about multiculturalism with my non African American friends. I think Americans need to redefine the meaning of the word ‘culture’. Culture does not refer to ethnicity or nationality, but should be extended to encompass the shared interests or traits of a group of people. If you’re from the Mid-west, well by goodness, you have a Midwestern culture. You like baseball, your an integral part of the baseball culture. Race regardless, we all have a culture.

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