A Mix of Korean, Italian, and American Culture.
To discuss the meaning of subcultures in my life, the best example comes from my lineage. My mother was born and raised in South Korea and my father was born and raised in Italy. As the child of a couple that comes from 2 different sides of the globe, I have experienced a wide range of different cultures throughout my life on a day to day basis.
Since I have parents from 2 different nations, they both have certain practices which come from their home countries. The languages spoken, the clothes they wear, and the languages learned have created a certain assimilation of cultures within my home. Assimilation is the process by which different cultures are absorbed into mainstream culture. Since both my parents weren’t born in the United States but I was, they had no choice but to assimilate their cultures to that of America. An example of this is the food I eat every day. Throughout my life, I have been eating many Korean dishes and soups native to my mother’s culture, and I have been eating delicious pasta’s and breads made from the same Italian ingredients from my father’s lineage. Since we live in America, we have also been eating a lot of popular American foods, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and many other fried dishes. This is also an example of multiculturalism.
Multiculturalism is when ethnic groups exist separately and share equally in economic life. The subculture I live in is a perfect example of this since I practice 3 different cultures. Since my parents have shown deep respect for each other’s culture and American culture, I have been practicing a mix of all three. My family was able to create this mutual understanding through cultural relativism, which is the practice of judging a society by its own standards. Through cultural relativism, people are able to understand other cultures without expressing a biased point of view. My parents have assimilated their cultures together without showing any...