Checkpoint Week 1 - because of an obvious physical...

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This class is bringing light to the subject of race and ethnicity for me because I have always tried not to focus on the topic. I was taught that no matter the color of a person’s skin, where they were from, or what they believed it should not matter because underneath we are all the same. But the fact of the matter is that people are treated differently based on their race and ethnicity, even here in America where so many different types of races and ethnicity live as one. I have always thought of race as being the color of a person’s skin, whether they were white, black, Hispanic, or Asian. But our material defines race as being much more and defines it as being socially set apart
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Unformatted text preview: because of an obvious physical difference. I think that ethnicity makes just as much of an impact as race but it has always been hard for me to explain. I would have said that it is the differences in cultures. But as our material began to define ethnicity I realized that I didnt understand what that meant. Ethnicity can include differences, such as, language, attitudes toward marriage or parenting, and even food habits. It seems that race has more to do with physical characteristics and ethnic groups are more about culture and the historical background where a person came from....
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