Checkpoint- Defining Race and Ethnicity

Checkpoint- Defining Race and Ethnicity - These two...

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The term “race” is kind of tricky to me because I feel that everyone should get judged for who they are and not what they look like. I would have to say the meaning of race to me in a summary, is somebody who doesn’t look like the majority of people living in an area. An easy distinction of race would be color of skin, for example: Black, Chinese, or Native American people. Whites are also a race, but in the United States the White race gets overlooked as the white race is normal or something. Ethnics are very similar to race, except a big distinction is their cultural differences, like language, food habits, and marriage beliefs. Ethnicity is commonly groups of people from other national origins and cultural patterns. Groups of people that normally fall into ethnicity in the United States are Hispanics, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and other white ethnic groups.
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Unformatted text preview: These two concepts are important to the United States for couple of reasons. A lot of people in the United States look at both of these terms as being minorities, and they shouldnt. Race shouldnt even be an issue or on anyones mind in todays society in the United States. There are so many different types of people that live and share the same dreams as everyone else does, and they are getting rejected for some things that whites dont, even if they are more qualified. Someday in the United States the white people will be a minority, and I doubt most other races wont think of whites as something different. We are all the same, and the nice thing with different races and ethnics is the fact that there is always new ideas and cultural beliefs that anyone can chose from to be the individual that they want to be and unique....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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