How can two different cultures such as German and African be
embedded in one person?
Cultures so different like these two, from entirely
different continents, are embedded in one person. How?
America, the place that is accepting towards multi-cultural
people, the place allows great diversity to arise.
But is having been raised with multiple cultures a plus?
Some children who were raised in America may disagree.
These are only the perspectives of
two trilingual speaking families out of many. There are various families that
have multiple races and cultures and may feel different than what is shown in
this podcast. All multi-cultural people most likely felt the same at one point,
when they were going through that “diversity-acceptance” stage in their life.
As you saw Mecky came from Germany,
Jean Maria came from Africa, they both crossed a geographical boundary of
coming to the United States, and had children, that now embedded within them,
have European, American, and African culture. Just like Joshua, and David, My
sister and I also have three different cultures within us because of the
boundary that our parents crossed as well.
This interview was exaughsting. I
basically had to transform and edit out so much from an hour-length of
recording, and make it about fifteen minutes long. A lot was said and cut out,
as a result the process of mingling with what parts to keep and discard was
difficult especially since everything was good material to use in giving people
a glimpse of our lives.
The process of interviewing and finding
the right time was difficult, but the interviewing itself was the easiest part
of the whole process. The only part throughout my interview that I was slightly
having a hard time with, was when I was trying to lighten the mood of Joshua
and David so that they could speak freely and not sound forced. I had to say
things like “cool” and supportively, and enthusiastically. Basically I had to say
encouraging phrases and sentences to have them speak freely.