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Unformatted text preview: ethnicity is defined as the cultural characteristics that of a particular group or groups of people to each other. Ethnicity is characterized by nationality, tribal affiliation, religious faith, shared language, and cultural backgrounds. I am not positively sure why race and ethnicity are important concepts to the United States society. Cultural diversity, racism, and equality come to mind when I try to answer this question. I am far from racist, but there are a ton of Americans who are racist, this will never change. In order for our country to be equal and free, we must accept every race and ethnicity. This way one race or another is not being showed favoritism by the government or society. I personally do not find these concepts important, everyone is the same to me, even if there skin is a different color than mine....
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- Spring '09