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Cultural Paper

  • Submitted by: jacqueinc
  • on October 18, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 1,172 words

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My cultural interview was done on my fellow classmate, Naazneen.   We met this semester in my anatomy class. After several discussions, we found that not only were we in the same anatomy class, we also had sociology together.   Ironically, we even have the same major, nursing.
To my surprise, I learned a lot about Naazneen.   She was born at St. John’s hospital in Elmhurst, Queens, New York, on September 15, 1992.   She is of Egyptian, and Guyanese descent.   Her mother is Egyptian and her father is Guyanese.   Although she is ethnically diverse, she was raised mostly in Queens.   Her parents have been happily married for 28 years. She has one older brother, who is 24 years old.   She was raised Christian, but her family isn’t very religious.   Naazneen has been living in America for 18 years and only speaks English, her mother speaks Arabic but her parents decided to only speak English in their house because her father comes from a different descent and does not speak a second language.
Although Naazneen has many family values, her top three are, respect everyone, go to school to fulfill your ultimate goals, and make any dreams you have come true. According to Naazneen, she doesn’t have any family customs or traditions.   However, she does follow American culture.   She mainly celebrates or acknowledges

Valentines day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and New Years Eve.   To my surprise, she only celebrates one Muslim holiday called Eid Mubarak, the celebration after 28 days of fasting.   This is because her mother had always celebrated Eid Mubarak when she was growing up.
It appears that we only have a few differences between us.   First, is our nationality.   Unlike Naazneen, my mother is English, Russian, German and French and my father is English and Irish.   Secondly, is our age difference.   I am fourteen years older than Naazneen.   I am thirty-two years old while Naazeen is only nineteen years old.   Also, she attended a private high school, St....

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