Race and Ethnicity Defined

Race and Ethnicity Defined - Race and Ethnicity Defined

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Race and Ethnicity Defined The term  race  refers to groups of people who have differences and similarities in biological traits  deemed by society to be  socially significant , meaning that people treat other people differently  because of them. For instance, while differences and similarities in eye color have not been treated  as socially significant, differences and similarities in skin color have.  Although some scholars have attempted to establish dozens of racial groupings for the peoples of  the world, others have suggested four or five. An example of a  racial category  is  Asian  (or  Mongoloid ), with its associated facial, hair color, and body type features. Yet too many exceptions to  this sort of racial grouping have been found to make any racial categorizations truly viable. This fact 
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