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CheckPoint.race and ethnicity

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CheckPoint: Defining Race and Ethnicity Write a 200- to 300-word summary that answers the following questions: o What do the terms race and ethnicity mean to you? o Why are these concepts important to United States society? The terms race and ethnicity to me means the color of your skin, and background. Race means is a biological subspecies, or variety of a species, consisting of a more or less distinct population with anatomical traits that distinguish it clearly from other races . Ethnicity refers to selected cultural and sometimes physical characteristics used to classify people into groups or categories considered to be significantly different from others. Race and ethnicity means a lot of different things to me from the color of a person’s skin to where a person was born, or where their
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Unformatted text preview: ancestors were born. Some people now days have two or more races which makes them and other to the United States. These concepts are important to the United States because the use race and ethnicity to identify where a person is from. The United States use ethnicity also to separate low class, middle class, and high class. The United States also use race to define history. The United States use race to keep count of how many foreigners have cross the boarders and they also use race to keep count of how many different races are in the United States. United States use race and ethnicity to identify every person in the world today....
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  • Spring '11
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  • Mexican American, White American, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census

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