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However, like the author indicates, an individual’s original roots never truly disappear, and it is the responsibility of parents and society at large to ensure that children remain true to their heritage. Immigration to another country does not and should not equate to abandoning one’s origins.
The author shows that in today’s world, in which parents are too busy to raise children the right way, they are still the biggest determinants of children’s identity. I would have preferred the author to discuss her children a lot more so that she provides an overview of her role in the development of their identity. Perhaps she would have shown how she is continuing her parents’ work by instilling in her children an appreciation of their Indian roots and an ability to tolerate different cultures but stay true to their own. This would show how three generations have managed to preserve their heritage in a highly dynamic cultural world.
This article is one that millions of people can relate to because it touches on aspects that majority identify with. Lubano’s blue-collar roots are not only dissected in this article, they are also validated and justified. It is commendable how he manages to distinguish people with blue-collar roots, the so-called working class citizens, from other classes. From this article, one can see that majority of people around the world are from blue-collar backgrounds (Anheier 37). In addition, the author makes it very clear that working class families are the drivers of economies the custodians of values and culture. However, there are still questions that need to be asked of the different classes. Some people tend to forget their working class roots once they have graduated to the middle and upper classes. They discard their values for the trappings of superior classes that their industry and ethos have allowed them to enjoy.
Amidst all this, I would have loved for the author to
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