Defining Race and Ethnicity

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Defining Race and Ethnicity 1 Angel Bingham ETH/125 April 17, 2011 Tom Messer
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Politically correct does not always make a person right. Throughout my life, I have often been asked, “ What are you?” That question has always made me laugh. However, when I am in my own head, I often have wondered the same thing. It has been mistaken that I am Puerto Rican and even mixed . The funny thing is I am Irish! At the end of the day, I have always broken people down into Whites, Blacks, Indian, Latino, and Imports (anyone of Asian heritage). That was always a person’s race to me. Anytime I, or anyone else for that matter, fills out a questionnaire or application of some sort, those are the common options in the race section (minus the import part, it just says Asian). I have always chosen not to go against the grain of societies acceptable forms of race . Today I was introduced to the term ethnic in the politically correct sense. Ethnic , where I am from, always referred to a(n) Black/African American person. The term
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