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Unformatted text preview: Food can also represent ethnicity, different groups or people for cultural or nationality reasons eat different foods to what we are a costumed to in America. It is the practices and beliefs that separate groups or people aside from other races, not so much the physical characteristics. The concepts of race and ethnicity are important to the United States because we live in a multicultural society, not just through immigration but also through the different cultural groups that exist in our society. Recognizing our society as being multicultural helps us learn to be tolerant and accepting of others difference. America was not founded in its time by what is now known as American people, it originally was founded by migrants from other countries. It is important for Americans to recognize race and ethnicity as separate concepts in order to honor our own beginnings, remembering our country’s heritage and how America was founded....
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- Spring '10
- White American, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census