CHAPTER FOUR

NEORICANS, MEXICAN AMERICANS, AND CATALAN SPANISH

The Many Ways in Which Individuals Experience and Manage Their Multiculturalism

Not every multicultural understands his or her cultural identity in the same way. In a recent study, a group of researchers asked multicultural individuals what it was like to be multicultural. Many of them responded that it was like being a salad with all the different colors and textures of their cultures combined in one bowl. However, there were many different responses, such as the following:

I’m like a spice rack. So, different spices and I’m really unique. I do believe, I think I’m different. I do think differently. And like a spice rack, I pick which part of each culture that I would like. And it ...

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