ETH 125 Week 1 Checkpoint Defining Race and Ethnicity

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ETH – 125 March 23, 2011
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When talking about race and ethnicity there are differences between them. Race is the obvious physical differences that socially set apart the minorities and the corresponding majorities. One of these major physical differences is the color of someone’s skin. Ethnic groups are set apart by their national origin or distinctive cultural patterns. This includes cultural differences that include language, attitudes toward marriage, parenting and other cultural differences. To me the difference between race and ethnicity is what you see and how they live. You may see someone that is a different color but you have no idea what their ethnicity is. For example, you can see an African-American walking down the street and you automatically think they would have
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Unformatted text preview: an ethnic background associated with being African-American but in reality he or she could be French or Italian because of where they could be from and how they live. Three examples of racial groups are Chinese, Whites, and Vietnamese. In the table information provided in table 1.1 on page 5 the Chinese are 0.9 percent of the United States population. Whites are a total of 75.1 percent of the population and Vietnamese are 0.4 percent of the population as of the year 2000. Three examples of ethnic groups are Germans, Italians, and Poles. In the table information provided in table 1.1 on page 5 the ethnic group Germans is 10.8 percent of the United States population. Italians are 3.2 percent of the population and Poles are 3.0 percent of the population as of the year 2000....
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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