Week 1 Checkpoint - Dcefining Race & Ethnicity

Week 1 Checkpoint- - Week 1 Checkpoint Defining Race Ethnicity What do the terms race and ethnicity mean to me The term race as defined by the

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What do the terms race and ethnicity mean to me? The term race as defined by the dictionary is “a group of persons related by common descent or heredity” or “a population so related.” Until given the above question I never really thought about what race meant to me. Sure, I would answer the race part of forms that had the “what race are you?” question like medical forms; but I just never gave it any thought. I guess to me race is in a way exactly what the dictionary defines it as. Chapter one of our reading materials defines race as a group that is set apart socially because of obvious physical differences. I do not agree with that definition because of course we are all different no matter what race we are, our differences are what makes us unique and interesting. I was never really into going with what society stated was acceptable anyway. I do not judge people based on the color or the way they look. My judgments are based on how that person acts and treats me as an individual. Ethnicity to me is ancestry or the nationality of your ancestors along with the culture they have
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2010 for the course ETH/125 eth/125 taught by Professor Unk during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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