The American culture is being drastically changed for the worse by new familial status quos in family and by political views. Out of the three pieces that I read one poem called ‘Let America be America Again’ by Langston Hughes stood out to me and really brought into light the idea that we are wasting the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of decades of people’s lives that all worked so that we could be here today. He talks about how because the american dream is more adapted towards physical objects people are less grateful and willing to continue to work towards equality and unity of all Americans. Another article that I read mentioned the idea that our political views affect the way we view the American culture.‘What does it mean to be an American? It depends on your politics study says’ written by Matt Sedensky focuses on how politics come into play with people’s view of the American creed. His studies show that people’s ideologies are putting us further left or right on the political spectrum every day causing major changes to the way America is run and in turn the way people interpret the values of the United States of America. Lastly an article written by Natalie Angier called ‘The Changing American Family’ focuses on the way that new familial structures are affecting new generations and peoples values towards themselves, others and America as a whole. New advances in culture that include more ethnicities, sexualities, races, etc. have brought about a more broad term to simply ‘being American’ it now means a unity not just of one race or state. Being American now means to be an upstanding citizen in a country of dreamers that are all working together to make the best of what we have and improving our society for us, and others. In conclusion due to new standards of living, familial status quos and many other things the American culture is being changed into a bad culture to be a part of filled with hate and greed.
Angier, Natalie. “The Changing American Family.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 25 Nov. 2013, www.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/health/families.html?pagewanted=all&mcubz=1.
Hughes, Langston. “Let America Be America Again.” PoemHunter.com, www.poemhunter.com/poems/america/.
Sedensky, Matt. “What Does It Mean to Be American? The Answer Depends on Your Politics, Study Says.” PBS, Public Broadcasting Service, 6 Mar. 2017, www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/mean-american-answer-depends-politics-study-says/.Tags: america Okemos High School