Sometimes, race and ethnicity are used interchangeably, but it is important to understand that they are two different things, else they would not have two different names. Race had been defined as, “human population, that is belived to be distinct in some way from other human beings based on real or imagined physical difference”. The racial classification is rooted more in the idea of biological classification of humans, based on the morphological features, such as skin color of facial characteristics. More often than not, an individual is externaly classified into a racial group, instead of the individual choosing, where he/she belongs as part of his/her identity.The whole concept of race and specific racial gerupings is often controversial, because of their impact on sosial identity and how the identity influences a person’s position in the social fabric. Some examples of race include, Chinese, the Indians, the Arabs, etc. The term ethnicity is derived from the Greek word ethos, which roughly translates to ‘nation’. More commonly it said to be people of the same rece, who share a distinctive culture. In the modern day usage, the word ethnicity is used to reflect the different kinds of encounters industrialized states have with the different types of so called ‘subordinate’ groups, such as immigrants and colonized subjects. To explain it further, ethnicity refers not to the physical characteristics, but to the social traits, which are shared by a certain group of human population. The examples of ethnicity include the Hispanics or the Latin America community, the Native Americans in the United States of America, etc. The frist main difference between race and ethnicity is the fact that race is primarily unitary. A person can only belong to one race, but can have multiple ethnic affiliations. To elaborate the point further, ethnically a person is classified as black or white. The next fundamental difference is that race is socially imposed and is also hierarchical. At the same time, a person has no control over his or her race. It is more about how you are perceived by others around you. But when it comes to ethnicity, a person can have control over ethnicity up to a certain limit. We will take an exmple to understand the point better. If a person is born in India to Indian parents, but is adopted by a French family in France, ethnically he feels French, eats Franch food, speaks French and is well versed whit the French history and culture, but is not aware of Indian history, language, culture, etc. However, when the person travels to the United States, he is treated racially as Asian.
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