Social class influences my place in society. However, my social status is reflected in all ethnicities as the United States society thrives on social and formal rankings.
Race, accent, gender, and social class are important aspects in the life of a Chinese girl living in the United States because of how they affect my relationships with others. I was born in the United States and my parents ensured I conserved the traditional values of respect for the elderly, the law, family morals, and passivity. The rest of society relates me to these stereotype Chinese values because of my race. There are insufficient, ethnically sensitive tools for evaluation that the American society can use. As a result, my place in society automatically turns into a racial agenda dependent on gender, which is another imperative aspect. My accent contributes to this racial specter. This is because those who cannot identify my race immediately will do so with my accent. Gender remains an aspect of society that defines the place of many Americans irrespective of their race or accent.
Being Chinese in an American community certainly entails clashing traditions since I reside in a contemporary society where I need to assimilate in an effort to achieve success. My parents came to the United States before they had me. Being a natural citizen of the United States, my parents raised me under Chinese doctrines. This means I adopted a Chinese accent, at least until I completed high school. I am glad my parents had the opportunity to come to the United States. Despite being a complex fusion of ethnicities, I have had the opportunity to grow and realize the important aspects that shape my place here.