Defining race and ethnicity

Defining race and ethnicity - concept of all. Although our...

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The term race describes a group of people with similar descent. I believe that race is determined by color, language, blood types and culture. Race to me is a human definition of skin color and physical features. I believe as human beings we are all the same. We all are made up of the same parts. Ethnicity to me defines the background of a particular person or thing. Ethnicity to me is a cultural and physical background. Ethnicity classifies people into groups to be considered different from others. American groups, Indians, Latinos, Chinese, African Americans, and European Americans. Our ethnic backgrounds may be different in many ways, but in all, we are one race. Culture should always be recognized, as it typically is in the United States. But acknowledging the different backgrounds that exist in this country is the most important
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Unformatted text preview: concept of all. Although our ethnic backgrounds may differ in many different ways, all in all, we are one race. Ethnicity however is important, to a certain extent. Ethnic groups are created through common traits such as religion, geographical location, behavior, and linguistics. Ethnicity is an important means through which people can identify themselves. It's a way in which we identify and relate with each other. These concepts are important to the United States. People want to use these terms for different types of information to see people in different cultures and ways of living. The United States define themselves by these ethnicities to define who and what they are....
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2010 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Lind during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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