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Amy Tans Fish Cheeks and Maya Angelous Champion of the Worldand Sherman Alexies Indian Education all give an insight as towhat it is like to be none white in America and having to experiencesthe culturally and racially difference of the white Angelous Tansand Alexies perceptions explained the differences and of what sets themapart from dominant culture and how the events both portrayed them andeffected Maya was a black woman that was in a small town Arkansas andAmy was Asian in big city Sherman Alexie was an American Indian Themain difference was that Amy Tan was ashamed of her culture she said inthe story What would Robert think of our shabby Chinese ChristmasAmy just wanted to become an America girl instead of a Chinese girl thatis in an American society In Maya Angelou eyes she didnt want to bewhite she wanted her people to be viewed as equal and better It wasour people failing95 Angelous reasoning to write Champion ofthe World is to explain that African-American culture hasnt provedthemselves and yet they are still faced with prejudice Maya Angelouand Amy Tan and Sherman Alexies discussed the religious problems andculture differences in their literature These authors all came fromdiverse cultures that faced a hard society of the American culture andbeliefs Their short stories of being outcasts and coming from differentracial backgrounds and trying to triumph over these obstacles were verydifficult Sherman Alexie was an Indian that told a story of hardshipsbullying and racial discrimination that Alexie faced in his reservationgrade school Sherman Alexie also didnt want to be a white he washappy He was an Indian that wanted to escape his pain he was in so hethought being an American all this would go away Alexie proved he washappy because he said And I said Yes I am I am Indian Indian Iam19Maya embodied injustice of racism to prove that different ethnics areok Tan dislikes her culture because of how others people will judge
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