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Unformatted text preview: place far too much importance on race in our world. Ethnicity however is important, to a certain extent. Ethnic groups are created through common traits such as religion, geographical location, behavior, and linguistics. Ethnicity is an important means through which people can identify themselves. It's a way in which we identify and relate with each other. They are important in the United States because unfortunately we have a history of racial inequality. Even within races, there has been unequal treatment. So some people keep track to address the inequality and some use the concepts to compartmentalize people. Most don't really care other than as an interesting trivia....
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2011 for the course HEALTH CAR 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.
- Spring '11