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Kelley Owens JOU 3372 – Autobiography About Racial Identity November 21, 2007 My Autobiography about My Racial Identity I have always been aware of my racial identity because I grew up in different cultures with different races. I always knew that I was different from the natives of the countries that I was living in, and because of this, it reminded me of my own culture and race. My racial identity has played a major role in my life because without knowing about my racial identity, I would not be where I am today. My racial identity does not affect me in my social activities because I do not allow it to. It also does not affect me in my major, however I believe that it does affect me in my school because sometimes I think the Caucasian students are favored over the other races of students. In this class in particular though, my racial identity does not
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Unformatted text preview: really affect me. Some of the ways that I benefit from my racial identity include the fact that I have mental and physical health and academic success. I do not believe that I suffer or miss out at all because of my racial identity. There is no single Caucasian culture; the same as there is no single African American culture or no single Asian culture. The majority of people on television and in magazines are of Caucasian decent, the same as me, therefore I feel like I fit in more with my surroundings. I have always dressed in my own style, dome my hair in my own style, and even spoken in my own style. I have never tried to mimic the styles of other races. This is the reason, I believe, that I am comfortable with my racial identity....
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