Assingment 1 Essay

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* How do I feel about my racial group? Am I proud? Ambivalent? Do I sometimes wish (or have wished) that I belonged to another group? I feel very excited about my racial group and all of the racial groups that make up my heritage. On my mother’s side of the family we have a little joke going on because we are Polish, Swedish, German, Jews and every knows that German s and Jews do not have a very good reputation in history of getting along. My Great great grandfather was a German general who did not like we’re Germany was headed with Hitler. He decided to move his family to America where he changed the family name from Von Doggendorph to just Doggendorph so that no one knew they were German. My Great grandmother’s family was a large Jewish family in Poland and who saw were the Germans were heading and decided to get out and move to America. I am very proud that even though the odds were against them my great grandparents fell in love and decided to start a family. I am also very proud to be mixed with some very strong willed races not only on my mother’s side by my father’s side as well who fight for what they believe in and are very proud of who they are and where they have come from. I am also a white American who has come from poverty and with the support of my family and friends has made something of herself and continues to make something of myself in going to school for my Bachelors in order to open up my own daycare one day. I in no means wish that I was from another race because I have fought so hard for what I have being the race that I am and the races that I am mixed with to change that I am. I am very proud of who and what I am and have become and would not have it any other way. * How do I feel about people from other racial groups? What assumptions do I have? Do I have close friends and neighbors in other racial groups, or is my social network

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