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Unformatted text preview: Although race is more biological and ethnicity is more cultural, both are ways of discriminating between groups. With prejudices, various traits (stereotypes) are assigned to groups, and some people incorrectly believe that all members of that group will have those traits. People who lack confidence in their own worth sometimes use these differences to try to make themselves seem better than others. Others mistrust ethnic groups (or anyone) who believe differently than they do, because they believe their way is the only way. These qualities lead to divisions, inequities and conflict within our society. In contrast, these differences can be viewed positively, like the multi-colored threads that contribute beautiful patterns in a fabric. In problem solving, it is better to have a wide scope of ideas to better adapt to a wide variety of situations. The different views from various ethnic groups can contribute to better adaptation of our society in meeting its needs....
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '09