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(March 11, 2007 by support Send DollMail )
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Cultural Identity
The internet gets a lot of publicity for bringing the world closer together. All the different cultures must get along and we can learn so much about each other online. Anyone who's poked their head out of the door recently knows that the internet did not start this phenomenon. Cultures have been blending and mixing for years. It's amazing what happens when everyone gets together.

In cities and countries all over the world, there are hot spots of cultural activity. For many years, when a family would move from one country to another, they would do what they could to blend into the new country and in many cases left their own culture and heritage behind. Now, however, people are really beginning to celebrate differences and most cultural taboos no longer exist.

Ethnic Origin

Holidays

While it would be impossible to celebrate every holiday from every country all over the world, many companies and schools are doing what they can to be respectful of these holidays. In some cases we've ended up with quite a few decent holidays we now take for granted, thanks to different cultures coming together. Halloween wasn't really celebrated all over the United States until the Irish brought it over from the UK during the 1800s. It won't be long until we're seeing all kinds of fun holiday traditions from all over the globe enjoyed by everyone just as easily as St. Patrick's Day and Valentine's Day.

Food and Customs

A lot of what we eat today is a big mix of cultures and styles. Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Indian and other styles of food are hugely popular, and it's amazing the variations on these foods as you visit different towns or restaurants.
Society
Other customs and games like piñatas and fortune cookies have roots elsewhere. Even certain breeds of dogs and cats are from other countries and have been accepted by the world over time. Time has shown that we've learned a lot from each other. Even chocolate and corn were introduced to Europe from the Americas.

Language

Our vocabularies are speckled with words not only from other languages, but from other cultures as well. Folks in England, Australia and the US all speak English, but you wouldn't always know it just from listening. The origins of certain words are interesting and some may even surprise you. Do you even know what culture your name is traditionally from? Things have gotten so blended, even things like first and last names no longer tell where a person is really from.

Cultural Mix

Respect

While it is certainly a goal that we all treat every person and every culture equally, many places all over the world still have a bit of work to do. So with everything becoming more blended and open every day, is it making everyone more accepting and tolerant of differences? Is anyone afraid to walk down the street in fear because of their religion or heritage? With all the new fashion items, foods, words, styles of art and even tattoos, it's really only a matter of time before the earth is truly populated by one culture – humans.


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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: August 13, 2007
U SEE RACE DOESNT MATTER TO ME BCUZ IM NOT A RACIST PERSON,I LIKE PPL OF ALL COLORS.
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: March 18, 2007
I'm late. I was in D.C. I like diverse cultures.
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Hottie_McHotti

23/Female
Gautier, MS
Posted On: March 15, 2007
SO true
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Xiaolin_Showdo

21/Female
AZ
Posted On: March 15, 2007
This is a great article!!
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sillywittlethi

20/Female
Columbia, SC
Posted On: March 14, 2007
coooooooooooooooooooooooool

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Marie_die

19/Female
Peru, IN
Posted On: March 14, 2007
im goin wit kelly12794 she is soooooooooo rght racism is so dumb cuz my best friend id black
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Smuglyrose

25/Female
Plymouth, MI
Posted On: March 14, 2007
I truthfully believe we should have a diversity month instead of a black history month. That way we get to learn about a lot more than just one culture. There are so many different cultures out there, that I find it silly to emphasize only on one for a whole month and ignore the rest as if they never existed.
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siham

20/Female
Australia
Posted On: March 13, 2007
good article... i agree... i live in a multicultural country (australia) and its full of different cultures and religions etc... i hav a lebanese background and i lov it... at school my frends all hav samwiches and stuff for lunch but i lov having lebanese food and all my frends alsways ask for a bit... and also we hav heaps of different holidays that we celebrate like chinese new year and saint patricks day etc... and also at school we learn different languages.... and i lov the fact that people hav different cultures and things... it would be so boring if we were all the same.. =)
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Aerolyn

22/Female
South Park Villa, WA
Posted On: March 13, 2007
I agree with the ur article,jessica!I prefer saying 'mix' not 'cultural diversity'.You get what the phrase means immediately 'MIX'. I'm not just saying that for culture either,'mix' describes alot of things that could probably kick out the harmful things relating to the words 'stereotyping','racism' and probably other things!

Thanx for posting this!I agree with zoegrlkisses why do some people not respect Martin Luther Kings dream
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rejhoopster121

107/Female
Bulgaria
Posted On: March 13, 2007
Yes, People are afraid to to walk down the streets of their villages, their homes, because of color. Where? So many places, East Side vs West Side, Darfur: Sudan, The Jewish sixty years ago.
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Leilani46

22/Female
Panama City Beac, FL
Posted On: March 13, 2007
if there were oscars for articles...youd win all the way
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virtugirl333

23/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: March 13, 2007
I love lernng abot other cultres! I can't wat for the day when discrmnten is 100% gone & we can all be orslves.
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crazykiek

46/Female
North Huntingdon, PA
Posted On: March 13, 2007
great article!! you make alot of good points.
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Trizza

19/Female
Norway
Posted On: March 13, 2007
True, indeed people shouldn't care about each others skin color

Trizz

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islay12

20/Female
Canada
Posted On: March 13, 2007
Cool i think that a mix of different ethnic backgrounds is good because if we know someone who is "different" we won't be racist to them. In my class there is Stottish, Irish, Lithuanian,Italian, Polish, Indian, Chinese, Indonesian, and more.
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