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Unformatted text preview: thnic” culture is a combination of many variables, such as whether an individual is a first generation immigrant or a fifth generation descendent of immigrants. It is also shaped by the degree to which an individual or that individual’s immigrant group or family chose to retain their ethnic culture or assimilate into the mainstream culture. Indeed, the development of an individual’s ethnic identity is an intricate process that is continually influenced by a wide range of social and environmental factors. Race and Culture Another type of group that possesses a culture consists of individuals belonging to the same “race.” Race has traditionally been a classification system based on physical characteristics, and hence has been a biological category as distinguished from ethnicity, which is a...
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