Summary: What Race Means To Me

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What Race Means to Me “[Slavery] knows no relenting or hesitation in its purposes; it stops not in its march of aggression, and leaves no room to hope for cessation or for pause.” (Articles of Secession/The declaration of causes of seceding states-Primary sources) Our appearance is so uniquely diverse throughout the world since the beginning of time. Culture is something we create based on what we believe, study, and practice. Lifestyles with race is how we choose to live our life. Because of our appearance, our culture, and our lifestyles, race is something all humans know. We differ in color of our skin all around the world, for example someone who was born and raised in Africa or even Japan will look vastly different than someone in England might look. In addition the shapes of our faces and bodies along all the little features about us are different in so many ways. For instance in (Everyday Use-By Alice Walker) the mother in the passage…show more content…
Cherokee Indians believe in certain goddesses and fictional things that created the world and everything in it. When Christians believe that one superior being started with the first day and created light and darkness and so on. Everything that your religion stands for is your race it’s how you interpret it, worship it, and live it. Clothing is also another important factor in culture and race. The type of clothing you wear represents where you come from and or became. If you wear the qipao the Chinese garb, or long white sheets of cloth like India does etc. You have a race and you typically express your race in the type of clothing that you might wear. Also the last if not the most important factor would be your language. Language expresses your race and even the accent of your language. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language that goes to his heart.” –Nelson

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