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Running head: DEFINING RACE AND ETHNICITY 1 Defining Race and Ethnicity Steven Barry ETH 125 February 15, 2011 Nancy Messer
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DEFINING RACE AND ETHNICITY 2 Defining Race and Ethnicity According to the readings the term race is defined by the obvious physical differences between one population of humans to another. Some of the factors include skin color, facial features, or even country of origin. Personally I do not like this definition because essentially we are all one race, human, and due to genetics and evolution over time we developed different physical characteristics and just because one person does not look the same as another does not make them less human. Ethnicity on the other hand is how people are grouped together by similar cultural patterns, beliefs, language, and nationality. And in the
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Unformatted text preview: United States we have a variety of ethnic groups that make up our country. The concepts of race and ethnicity are important in the United States because we are a melting pot of many different “races” and ethnic groups and this diversity plays a factor in our everyday American lives. These concepts have had and still have an impact on food, clothing, education, sports, religion, and social classes in America. Unfortunately they have not all been good impacts on our society, but this is what makes us who we are as Americans we are able to grow and learn new things from all the varieties of people and cultures in our nation....
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This note was uploaded on 01/15/2012 for the course ETH 125 125 taught by Professor Jordan during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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