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Surname 1 Name Professor Class Date of submission Racial and Ethnic Inequality Race and ethnicity are common terms that illustrate the depth of intolerance in the modern world. Race is a concept of stratifying people with similar physical attributes such as skin color. The attributes are often derived from genetic ancestry. On the other hand, ethnicity refers to the stratification of people based on their ancestry in aspects such as religion and customs. People in same ethnic groups identify with each other from a long line of genealogy. Racism is a common vice in America with a number of cases involving racism against non-white Americans. However, it is worth noting that racism has declined significantly over the last century. The government has taken active measures to form an all-inclusive society by strict anti-racism laws, equal opportunities for all and civil liberties. Over the last century, minority groups gained several rights reserved for Native Americans such as voting. Despite the sharp fall in racism cases in the county over the last century, the society is still segregated where many prefer to associate with their race. Although these situations are not
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