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Pride In My Race, Religion And Social Status

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A person is meant to be unique. So why do people freak out when they realize they’re different from the rest of the world? Be proud of your culture; don’t try to hide it. Be open-minded and learn to accept other cultures. The main things that make me different from Marysville are my race, my religion, and my social status. These cultural things make me the person that I am today and I’m not ashamed of any of them. How boring would the world be if there was only one culture that had the same traditions, same language, same religion, etc.?
When people first see me, the first thing they notice about me is my race. Since Marysville isn’t very diverse, it’s not that common to see a student of a different race in school. I’m part of the Mexican culture. Both my mother and my father are Mexican. My features are very distinct but my skin tone isn’t as dark as my brothers’. Being part of the Mexican culture means having different traditions, a different language, and having different foods. One of our traditions is that on New Year’s Day, my mom likes to buy green grapes and when the clock strikes twelve, each one of us eats twelve grapes. We eat twelve because there are twelve months in a year and we make a resolution for each month. I really like this tradition and I think I’m going to keep it alive by sharing this tradition with my children someday. Also, being from a different race can exclude me from other people. What’s wrong with this world is that people judge other people based on what they look like. Take Michael Jackson as an example. People judged and criticized him because of his skin color. He was originally a black person but as he started getting older, people noticed that his skin was turning lighter and lighter until his skin was extremely white. So they started nasty rumors about him. I believe that Michael was a good person regardless of what everyone thought about him. I wish people would get to know the real me before they start judging me. It’s...

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