Week 1 CheckPoint - Defining Race and Ethnicity ETH125

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The terms ethnicity and race are related but have distinct differences. While ethnicity covers a group's religious believes, language, nationality, and traditional backgrounds; race focuses on the group's biological factors such as skin color and facial features. As an examples for race, African-American people are dark in skin color and have apparent facial features like voluminous lips and wide noses. Groups that would fit into the ethnicity group, for example, are Native Americans like Apaches and Cherokee. Each of these tribal affiliations have their own believes and past backgrounds which are only common within those specific groups. The concepts of race and ethnicity are important to the United
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Unformatted text preview: States society because it is one of the only countries which puts emphasis on minority groups. Minority groups in the past have not had the same power and control over their own lives than majority groups. This is currently changing dramatically in the U.S. A major example of how this is changing is in the work place. Employers in the United States are required by law to not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or even sexual orientation. The concern about minorities being treated unequally is gradually diminishing and in future generations will no longer exist....
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2010 for the course AXIA ETH125 taught by Professor Geer during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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