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Race and Ethnicity Race. - Is the division of people based on physical characteristics. Race is a social construct, not a biological one. Ethnicity . - Is the classification of people who share a common cultural, linguistic, or ancestral heritage. Census definitions of race and ethnicity. U.S. census surveys currently allow for 6 categories: o 2008 ACS data White (non-Hispanic) 65.4% Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 15.4% Black or African American 12.4% Asian 4.4% American Indian/ Alaskan native 0.8% Native Hawaiian/pacific islander 0.1% Option for 2 or more races 2.3% Groups 1. Majority group : is the group that has the largest population and holds a significant amount of power and privilege. 2. Minority group : is a group that has a smaller population and less power than the majority group. 3. A dominant group : is the group that has the greatest power, but not necessarily the greatest numbers. San Antonio’s racial composition Hispanic/latino 58.7% White (non-hispanic) 31.8% Black/African American 6.8% American Indian 1.3% Other 19.3%
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2 or more races 3.7% Caucasians will drop in overall population percentage from 70% in 2000 to a projected 50% in 2050.
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