I really do believe that there are many "sub-cultures" within our American culture. We have citizens who are from all different heritages. Each heritage influences that people greatly. But there are other cultures such as the culture within each religion. I've even seen different cultures within different states.
One of the interesting things is that even though my husband and I grew up in two different states, we actually grew up in similar cultures. Maybe television is the great equalizer within our country. My husband and I grew up watching the same shows, and hearing the same news reports. We reference the same commercials, famous movie quotes, and books. We grew up in a similar time culture. The one difference was that he was not raised LDS, but joined our church when he was about 15. So his younger years were enveloped in a much different culture than were mine.
I actually believe that most predjudices come because people are ignorant about the cultures of others. It is misunderstanding that causes us to have feelings of predjudice of, and resistance to others. The more we come to understand a culture, the more likely we are to embrace it and accept those we are products of it.
If you would like to see what the other consortium members have to say about culture, please check out their links below.
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, Conrad, Padmum, Magpie11, and Akanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit