Week 1 ETH Checkpoint 1 - Week 1 CheckPoint Defining Race...

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Week 1. CheckPoint: Defining Race and Ethnicity · Write a 200- to 300-word summary answering the following questions: · What do the terms race and ethnicity mean to you? · How are these terms defined in the ETH materials? · Why are these concepts important to United States society (according to the Eth materials for week 1)? 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 he or she came from, or what they believed, it should not matter because underneath people 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 he or she were white, black, Hispanic, or Asian. But our material defines race as being much more and defines it as being socially set apart because of an obvious physical difference. I think that ethnicity makes just as
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