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Ethnicity

Ethnicity refers to a group of people who identify with each other through a common heritage, often sharing a common language, common culture, and/or an ideology that stresses common ancestry. Ethnicity differs from the closely related term race in that "race" refers to biological factors, while ethnicity encompasses additional cultural factors.

 

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Ethnicity gives us room to change because we can reject our own and embrace another. You can move from one region to another and assimilate your beliefs, actions and customs to identify with that ethnic orientation. You cannot do the same with race.

Article: Difference Between Ethnic...
Source: Difference Between Ethnic...

Most numerical data on ethnicity and "race" in the U.S. derive from national census data gathered every 10 years. Unfortunately, even the latest census is flawed due to inconsistent and incomplete data collection. It is likely that some urban minorities and migrant farm workers are undercounted. In addition, people have been counted in terms of ethnicity and "race" mostly as a result of their own self-disclosure as to which categories they fit, and they had to choose from the limited list specified by the national government. The failure to allow people to identify with categories that they themselves subjectively volunteer makes the data less reliable.

Article: Ethnicity and Race: Ameri...
Source: Palomar Community College...

Ethnicity is social identification based on the presumption of shared history and a common cultural inheritance. There are three major approaches to ethnicity: the isolationist/primordial approach, the interaction/instrumental approach, and the power/domination approach

Article: The Archaeology of Ethnic...
Source: Indiana University

The 2007 final guidance allows individuals to self-identify their ethnicity and race, and permits individuals to select more than one race and/or ethnicity. This change authorizes individuals to more accurately reflect their racial and ethnic background by not limiting responses to only one racial or ethnic category, and expands reporting options to seven categories.

Article: New Race and Ethnicity Gu...
Source: U.S. Department of Educat...

Most numerical data on ethnicity and "race" in the U.S. derive from national census data gathered every 10 years. Unfortunately, even the latest census is flawed due to inconsistent and incomplete data collection. It is likely that some urban minorities and migrant farm workers are undercounted. In addition, people have been counted in terms of ethnicity and "race" mostly as a result of their own self-disclosure as to which categories they fit, and they had to choose from the limited list specified by the national government. The failure to allow people to identify with categories that they themselves subjectively volunteer makes the data less reliable.

Article: Ethnicity and Race: Ameri...
Source: Palomar Community College...

Race and ethnicity categories in the U.S. are defined by the Office of Managements and Budget (OMB) with the latest set based on a 1997 revision of a 1977 standard. The minimum race categories and exact wording for the 1997 OMB standards for collecting data on race and ethnicity are: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and white. The minimum ethnicity categories are: Hispanic or Latino and Not Hispanic or Latino

Article:   Race and Ethnicity Catego…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

Note that race and ethnicity categories are collected in two separate questions, the ethnicity question being asked first. The current form allows for multiple-race reporting for an individual but not multiple ethnicities.

Article:   Race and Ethnicity Catego…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal

Difference between ethnicity and race: Ethnicity is about the learned cultural behaviors celebrated throughout regions around the world. Race is an indication of the heritage with which you were born, regardless of location or learned behavior. Ethnicity can be altered or mimicked through choice and beliefs but race cannot be altered.

Article: Difference Between Ethnic...
Source: Difference Between Ethnic...

SES and race and ethnicity are intimately intertwined. Research has shown that race and ethnicity in terms of stratification often determine a person’s socioeconomic status (House & Williams, 2000). Furthermore, communities are often segregated by SES, race, and ethnicity. These communities commonly share characteristics of developing nations: low economic development, poor health conditions, and low levels of educational attainmen

Article: Ethnic and Racial Minorit...
Source: American Psychological As...

Analysts recognize an 'ethnie' (or 'ethnic group') when they find a set of laypeople who recognize themselves around an 'ethnic identity', there is not here, as in race, the possibility of a sharp distinction between the analytic and lay understandings of ethnicity. But at least one can say that the cultural distinctiveness, the purity of vertical reproduction, and the historical depth of the groups may be greatly exaggerated or entirely reified by native participants, and the analysts has no need to go along with such exaggerations and/or reifications. It is also likely that the laypeople tend to reify their enthnic categories as natural, biological cuts of humanity endowed with transmittable 'essences'-- that is, they thoroughly racialize them.

Article:   The Study of Ethnicity an…
Source:  Offline Book/Journal
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