Defining race and ethnicity checkpoint

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Defining Race and Ethnicity Checkpoint In the most basic sense, race is defined as ones tone of skin and/or texture of hair. I prefer to view race in a different manner. I feel that race should be defined as ones location of societal inception; simply put, each race belongs to a particular geographic location and should be classified based on this. Of course there are also other factors which can be brought into play. History, nationality, and lineage can all affect an individual’s “race”. For example, even though somebody is fair skinned, they can also be of African descent. Ethnicity is the “end all be all” to race, and a variety of other human definitives. To better explain myself I would like to say the following:
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Unformatted text preview: Not only is race categorized under [it], but religious preferences, cultural heritages, linguistics, and nationalities as well. One could ultimately define ethnicity as a group of people all sharing similar lifestyles. In the United States, race and ethnicity play a huge role in our everyday lives. America is the cultural melting pot of the world. We house all varieties of humanity: Native American, Indonesian, Chinese, German, Mexican, and Italian; just to name a few. Without this substantial variety, our country would not be what it is today. American lifestyle would be drastically different, and the freedoms we experience on a daily basis would most likely seize to exist....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course IT 205 IT 205 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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