SOC308 10 pages Racism and Ethnical Stratification

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Race and ethnicity are the biological and social factors of an individual. The physical appearance like the skin color, eyes is termed as the race of the person it also includes the community of the person that is obtained by an individual hierarchically. Ethnicity includes the individuals’ nationality, community he belongs to, language and beliefs.

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Racism and Ethnical Stratification Name: Janice KetchumSOC308 Racism and Ethnical StratificationInstructor Name: Catina ErwinDate: August 4, 2014Race and ethnicity are the biological and social factors of an individual. The physical appearance like the skin color, eyes is termed as the race of the person it also includes the community of the person that is obtained by an individual hierarchically. Ethnicity includes the individuals' nationality, community he belongs to, language and beliefs.Minority and ethnic group are completely different terms. Ethnic groups can be minority or majority in a country. Minority or majority is also a term that depends on the perspective of the people only. Mexican ancestry is still recognised as minority groups by the state and the national government even though they control most of the social and political institutions.Most of the people believe that the ethnic categorization is based on the biological inheritance and culture of an individual. This is not so in the actual practice. Race purely depends on the external appearance of the individuals whereas ethnicity is the influence of the culture and the society that the individual inherits and lives in.Races in the past were used as a tool of discrimination. The people were distinguished among themselves through their physical appearances. The darker people were considered inferior to the white people. It has to be clearly understood that the racial discrimination is the main t

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