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Unformatted text preview: The term ethnicity means to me the differences between the dominant group whether it is by language, parenting style, attitude toward marriage or, food habits. Basically a cultural difference. That sets the ethnic group apart from the dominant group. There are many type of ethnic groups, White ancestry, Germans, Irish, English, Italians, Poles, French, Jews , Hispanics (or Latinos), Mexican Americans, Central and South Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans. However, many people today have a mixed ethnic background. For instance, on my fathers side of the family we have German and Italian ancestry, and on my mother side of the family we have Indian, French, and German. But even with all the mixed ancestry I consider myself of a White ancestry. In the United States society these concepts are important because some people are either looked upon differently either because of their race or ethnic background. These are just my points of view and what these terms mean to me....
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- Spring '09