ETH, checkpointonraceandethnicity

ETH, checkpointonraceandethnicity - The term ethnicity...

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ETH/125 Checkpoint: Defining Race and Ethnicity Race and Ethnicity The term race means to me the person or peoples obvious physical differences between themselves and other racial groups. The different racial groups are Whites (includes 16.9 million White Hispanic), Blacks/African Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Native, Asian Americans, Chinese, Filipinos, Asian Indians, Vietnamese, Koreans, Japanese, and other racial groups. Depending on which they live the difference of what a minority would be would differ. For instance, I currently live in Lafayette, La, where Whites would be the majority. But I recently moved back from Houston, Tx, where the way of life is different, it is closer to the Mexican border and in which most neighborhoods, White is not the majority, more like the minority. Were depending on the neighborhood, Hispanics or Blacks/African Americans are the majority. It was definitely a culture shock. In a weird way made me more non-racist than ever. For once I had felt what is was like to be the minority.
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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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