European, African, Native American, and Asian pasts, even if we can’t… trace our bloodlines to these continents” (Kelly). ● “We were and are ‘polycultural,’ and I’m talking about all peoples in the Western World” (Kelley). This quote shows how she states that all people, especially Americans, are polycultural. “All of us are inheritors of European, African, Native American, and Asian pasts, even if we can’t exactly trace our bloodlines to these continents” (Kelley). This quote is a way she says that everyone is polycultural even if they do not have ancestors from there.
● Comparison of the Two Stories In the two stories, “The People in Me” by Robin D. G. Kelley and “The Train from Hate” by John Hope Franklin, cultural and racial identity is brought up and partially discussed. Kelley believes that “we were and are ‘polycultural’” because all cultures are either affected by each other or are blended together (Kelley). Franklin believes that a person should not feel inferior based on his race or culture because it “did not, could not, make us inferior in any way” (Franklin). Both of Kelley and Franklin believe that discrimination can be evident but should be ignored. Kelley believes in embracing your own personal culture. Franklin believes in distancing oneself from the “perpetrators and purveyors of hate and misunderstanding” (Franklin).
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