Race, Ethnicity, And Ethnicity Essay

762 Words Nov 17th, 2016 4 Pages
When I first entered sociology 235, I expected to learned topics about race and ethnicity in the United States. I wanted to know more about how one’s race and ethnicity can impact their daily lives. Also, I want to become more competent about diversity. As an aspiring social worker, I wanted to understand how the words “race” and “ethnicity” are define. I also wanted to learn about the relationships race and ethnicity and inequality. Understanding this would enable to better services client of different race and ethnicity.
I learned that race was socially constructed. Society made up this idea of different race and has continued to socially important and significant among people. Race is defined by physical characteristics, such as facial structure or skin color. Race is use as a way to justify inequality and racism. Individuals use race to label one as inferior or superior. Ethnicity refers to cultural traits that are shared by a category of people such as language, religion, or national origin.
Throughout this semester, I have learned a great deal about race and ethnicity. I learned that in the United Sates, the increasing number of immigrates have cause society to become more diverse. And that in the coming years the United States will become more diverse. From class discussion and the readings, I learned that group labels are subjective and broad. Each of the groups has limitations and problems. Some issues are not everyone within these groups share common…

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