What is the Difference between Race and Ethnicity? By Live Science Staff May 9, Though all humans belong to the same species Homo sapiensand even to the same sub-species Homo sapiens sapiensthere are small genetic variations across the globe that engender diverse physical appearances, such as variations in skin color.
While race is a definitive and infallible feature of an individual which has been misconstrued to imply social tendancies, etc. Race refers to the grouping of people based upon physical characteristics, ethnic background, and geographic roots.
Perhaps the grouping part of the term is something that can be changed, and while I agree it is scientifically necessary to organize large populations into groups, the negative connotation comes from the stereotypes which arise from these groupings.
The part that astounds me is that any person can seem to infer the social and cultural affinities of a person solely based upon the definition of race, the physical appearances, ethnicity and geographic roots.
Granted this was the culture of America at the time, given slavery and the mistreatment of people of color. The portrayal of this older, darker, asexual woman was to discourage white men from choosing to be with their slaves, or African American counterparts as opposed to their white wives, and yet somehow the image has stuck.
Solely on the grounds of their physical characteristics and ethnicity, society has imposed this cultural stigma on how an African-American domestic worker should be, act toward their children and families, and how they should act toward their Caucasian employers.
Culture, on the other hand, is the thoughts, customs, traditions, beliefs and values which define us. Often times, people of particular geographical locations will share a culture, and yet this location is not what will indefinitely define our culture.
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|Difference Between Race and Culture | Difference Between||Gender Culture and Race Cultural and racial diversity may lead some individuals and societies to form prejudices about members of a particular culture or race and to practice discrimination. The term culture refers to ideas, behaviors, beliefs, and traditions shared by a large group of people and transmitted between generations.|
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Now in my opinion, the reason these people claim to be particular ethnicities and not others is just because of the cultural influences associated with these races.
My question for you all is whether or not you agree on the difference between race and culture? Have you found culture to be less of a strict definition, not necessarily restricted by location?
I know plenty of Americans who have carried their culture with them from places around the world, even passed from generation.
Also, do you agree with the associations and how closely related race and culture have become? Is it simply a continuation of tradition from a pre-global society era, or does it feed into stereotyping and even a cultural crisis by the youths of some populations?noun.
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any contest or competition, especially to achieve superiority: the arms race; the presidential race. Race And Culture: A World View [Thomas Sowell] on barnweddingvt.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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