Unformatted text preview: language , a common culture (often including a shared religion ) and a tradition of common ancestry . To me the term ethnicity simple means where do you come from or what is your blood line consist of. To simple state it, my race is white or Caucasian and my ethnicity is Italian with some French. As far as these concepts being important to society in the United States, I just think that people use race to identify nationalities and use ethnicity to find common ground or levels on which they can connect as a group. If anything I think that United States is a melting pot and by categorizing people by race or ethnicity just causes greater divide amongst the people....
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- Spring '11
- White American, term ethnicity, ethnicity simple means