Comedian Trevor Noah on Being Mixed Race in South Africa Video Discussion
This discussion question relates to the lecture on cultural identities, which focuses on how cultural identities are formed and the multiple cultural identities within each person. The lecture states that culture is described as a group of people who share meaning (meaning such as clothing, food, language, music, beliefs, traditions, rituals, etc.) Therefore, each person has multiple groups (sub-cultures) they share meaning with; for instance, a person could be a member of an ethnic group, religious group, gender group, sports group, music group, etc. An example from the lecture on cultural identities suggested that a person could be from the Armenian culture, female culture, Northern Californian culture, basketball culture, hip hop culture, and rave culture. This example highlights one of the main points of the lecture that people are multicultural (made up of many sub-cultures).