Defining Race and Ethnicity

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Defining Race and Ethnicity What is a minority group? A minority group is a group of subordinates whose members have considerably less control or power over their own lives; compared to the members of a majority or dominant group. Minority groups are Asians, American Indians, African Americans, and Hispanic’s. How does Schaefer define the terms, race and ethnicity? Racial groups are defined as a group of people who all have some sort of physical difference from the majority groups who do not have these physical differences. This is not only including people from minority groups, but also those in the majority group who have been set apart socially because of a physical difference. Racial ethnicity is a group of minorities that have been set apart from others because of their natural origin or a distinctive cultural difference. These cultural differences would include
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Unformatted text preview: language, food habits, and attitudes towards marriage and parenting. Why are these concepts important to United States society? I would say that these concepts are very important to the United States and other countries. One thing that I know is that I was never really taught what all of this means. But I do know that it all matters. I dont think that race or anything should define what kind of person you are. I think that anyone should be able to get any kind of job no matter what race or group we belong to. These concepts are very important to learn so that the United States can become a better place without defining who you are or where you came from. I think they are important so that we can also have a good relationship with other countries....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2010 for the course ETH ETH 125 taught by Professor General during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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