WRa paper 2 - Kristin Raleigh Dr. LeBeau WRA 125/7 02.10.05...

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Kristin Raleigh Dr. LeBeau WRA 125/7 02.10.05 RRP#2 American Culture’s Affect on Foreigners When you walk down any American city street you would be likely to find someone of another race, culture or ethnicity walking right beside you. Whether these people’s ancestors brought them to this country or they themselves did, the American culture has influenced them in some way. The children of foreigners are greatly affected by American culture. Because of the fact that they do no necessarily look like they “fit in” with the typical white American child is one of the reasons. In one story in Common Ground, young boys from the barrios are on a basketball team and they are going to be playing a team from the white part of city and from the upper class background. These children knew they were going to be looked down upon once they stepped foot on the gym floor by white kids because they themselves were not white and also not as wealthy. Gomez states, “As “barrio” boys, we were already acutely aware of the differences between us and them. Churchill meant “white” to us: it meant shiny new cars, two story homes with fireplaces, pedigreed dogs and manicured hedges, everything we didn’t have” (53). Knowing they were being judged for the way they looked, their self confidence was shot down and they didn’t have fun with the sport that usually brought them fun and happiness. This shows
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