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Ethnic Identity And Cultural Identity

- ... However, after working many jobs this writer’s mother went back into teaching and is now a retired preschool teacher. The writer has used her education for the last 23 years, by owning and operating her own daycare, teaching in private schools, mentoring daycare directors, and currently working as a home educator for Head Start. This writer has worked with young children as far back as she can remember. Working for Head Start PERSONAL CRITICAL INCIDENT 3 gives the opportunity to be around many different cultures and explore why people are the way they are....   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, Ethnic groups, Ethnicity]

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Ethnic Identity

- Teachers and administrators that strive to increase motivation and academic success in their students have to become of aware that their student body is becoming more diverse and so many aspects of the school’s culture must be changed. Many schools have alienated their students that come from different ethnic backgrounds by failing to make that connection between self-identity and school identity. There are many different strategies that can be implemented by school staff to make these changes and increase motivation and academic success in their students, but it comes with hard work and dedication....   [tags: Ethnic Essays]

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Racial And Ethnic Groups That Have Disabilities

- ... Individualism and collectivism was something I had little knowledge of before this class. I knew that there were other cultures about extended family, about elders are taken care of, and how in the United States we can lack those aspects in our culture. Having the chance to experience the guest speakers’ discuss their personal experiences was a great way to learn more about collectivism. Collectivism is definitely something I want to spend more time researching so that I can learn to incorporate it into my counseling practices....   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, Race, Thought]

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Concerns About Ethnic Selection During College Admission

- ... This case also proofs that colleges do wish to select students according to their ethnic background: some colleges, like Harvard, have the trend of eliminating students from a certain ethnic background. I tried to search more types of school and their ethnic preferences, and I will make comparisons between these schools’ ethnic policies. College Admission Ethnic Preference: Different or Similar. Though Gladwell believed that great colleges tend to maintain a high percentage of Whites admitted in order to maintain a elite brand image, I believe that not all schools in America are selecting students like Harvard and other Ivy League colleges do, because different schools have different obj...   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Polyethnicity, Ethnic groups]

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Everyday, Many Face the Issues They Have with Their Ethnic Identity

- Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is the importance of society today. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues. Many people face issues everyday with their identity, which is the sense of self being independent of one’s ethnic background; empowering it and then transforming it; whether transforming is for the good or bad. People in our society, mainly our youth, have to deal with the pressures of being talked about when it comes down to what race they are, how many freckles they have or their face, how short or tall they are, and various other things....   [tags: psychology, ethnic minorities, ethnicity]

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Ethnic Migrant Workers

- Introduction China is everywhere; it seems that vast amount of products have the label "made in China". Immersed in the overwhelming trend of globalization, China has already become the "world factory". Clothes are stitched in China, toys are made in China and electronic equipments are assembled in China. The world factory is manufacturing in a high speed to provide commodities worldwide with cheaper labor. China's rapid economic development over the past thirty years has become one of the economic wonders of the modern world (Guo & Zhang, 2010)....   [tags: world factory, china, multi-ethnic country]

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Effects Of Racial Humor On Other Ethnic Groups

- ... Research The research done to conduct this paper used three peer reviewer articles to analyze the effects of racial humor on cultural identities in society. Scmader, Block and Lickel are responsible for the conclusion made in their study of how film portrayals affect the implications of social identity threats. The authors held a study between European Americans and Mexican Americans to evaluate the effects of how stereotypical scenarios affect their self-confidence and affiliation with their ethnic group....   [tags: Race, Racism, Ethnic group, Race]

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Personal Identity Research Paper : Ethnic And Cultural Identity

- ... However, other races fail to recognize there are many different white cultures and ethnicities. To emphasize: Irish culture is different from Italian culture; which is different from Swedish culture; therefore, white is not one big homogenous culture. Undoubtedly, gender not race impacts me on a daily basis. Growing up the only girl with six brothers I experienced gender discrimination. I was treated differently and more unfairly than my brothers. As an adult, I was subjected to sexual jokes, harassment, and innuendo....   [tags: Race, Family, Grandparent, Ethnic group]

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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace

- Diversity as an issue is new. It became an issue when three powerfully significant trends reached their own critical points at about the same time (Fernandez & Barr, 1993): The global market in which American corporations must now do business became intensely competitive. The makeup of the U.S. work force began changing dramatically, becoming more diverse. Individuals began to increasingly celebrate their differences and become less amenable to compromising what makes them unique. This inclination represents a marked departure from previous times when predispositions were to "fit in." To succeed in this highly competitive environment, managers must find ways to get the highest level of c...   [tags: Racial Diversity, Ethnic Diversity]

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Eleanor Wilner's On Ethnic Definitions

- "On Ethnic Definitions" is one of the shortest poems in Eleanor Wilner's anthology Reversing the Spell, but it is arguably one of the most powerful. In "Definitions," Wilner addresses issues of Jewish identity. As the title implies, she defines the Jewish people in ten lines. The nature of her definition is not immediately obvious, however. At first, readers unfamiliar with Jewish theology may believe that Wilner's definition is a bleak one that centers around death. It does at first appear that Wilner is saying that the very definition of the Jewish people is their death and burial, their destruction....   [tags: On Ethnic Definitions Essays ]

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Understanding the Benefits of Ethnic Divide

- Understanding the Benefits of Ethnic Divide Does society truly stand to gain from what some might call a breaking of racial and ethnic barriers. When we as a society propose the overly-voiced concepts of 'embracing racial equality' and the 'dissolving of stereotypical values' in an effort to support societal efficiency, do we consider that perhaps these revolutionary ideals will hurt more than help us in the long run. The average individual, in an effort to function properly in the society to which he or she belongs, will follow that which society generally accepts as politically correct, as normal....   [tags: Racial Ethnic Race Racism Essays]

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Response to Movie Ethnic Notions

- Response to Movie "Ethnic Notions" The movie 'Ethnic Notions' describes different ways in which African-Americans were presented during the 19th and 20th centuries. It traces and presents the evolution of the rooted stereotypes which have created prejudice towards African-Americans. This documentary movie is narrated to take the spectator back to the antebellum roots of African-American stereotypical names such as boy, girl, auntie, uncle, Sprinkling Sambo, Mammy Yams, the Salt and Pepper Shakers, etc....   [tags: ethnic Notions Film Movie Essays]

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Machiavelli: On the Growth of Spanish Power and Ferdinand’s Policy of Ethnic Cleansing

- Machiavelli: On the Growth of Spanish Power and Ferdinand’s Policy of Ethnic Cleansing Here came Machiavelli, a political thinker of great renown, entering the Hall of the People. Surely, this was a chance to meet and question the man whom some historians call the “Old Nick.” After the publication of The Prince, Machiavelli was so hated that his name became synonymous with the Devil. Indeed, some of us call him a total pervert, a scandalous liar, an advocate of totalitarianism, the angel of death....   [tags: spanish, spain, world history, ethnic]

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Racial Ethnic Self Schemas And Segmented Assimilation : Identity And The Academic Achievement Of Hispanic Youth

- ... The thin racial- identity students “were associated with linear assimilation and involve declining salience of home identity and acculturation to mainstreams norms” (Altschul, 303). Students with a bicultural ethnic identity were recognized for their selective assimilation, managing their home identity and combining their aspirations to succeed in broader society. Students with a thick racial ethnic identity heavily identify themselves with their home identity. Students that had a bicultural and thick racial ethnic identities were associated with positive academic outcomes in their classes....   [tags: Ethnic group, Culture, Multiculturalism, Race]

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What Are the Causes of Ethnic Conflict?

- The causes of ethnic conflict cannot be generalised to fit all incidents, as the conflicts in Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland demonstrate. David Lake and Donald Rothchild’s argument that a group’s ‘collective fear of the future’ (41) is often the main cause of ethnic conflict remains the most successful framework through which to evaluate the conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Fear of disappearing as an ethnic group was the main catalyst for Tamil violence, in response to Sinhalese political acts designed to limit Tamil involvement in business, economics and higher education....   [tags: ethnicity, Sri Lanka, Northern Ireland]

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Ethnic Poverty and Inequality in the UK

- Ethnic Poverty and inequality in the UK And ethnic group is a category of people (within social terms) who have a common culture, language religion and common norms and values. In Britain the main ethnicity is white however in the past 50 years Britain has become culturally diverse and now has a mix of diverse ethnic groups (sociologyencyclopedia 2009). More than half of people living in low-income households in London are from ethnic minorities. This is as a result of the high proportion of people from ethnic minorities in London who are in low income combined with the high proportion of the total population in London who are from ethnic minorities....   [tags: culture, norms, values]

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The Pros and Cons of Ethnic Identification

- Many circumstances oblige people to move from their native country to a foreign one. From this movement of migration have emerged many ethnic groups. An ethnic group is a restraint number of persons living in a larger society and sharing the same distinct cultural heritage. Some people tend to bury their habits and accommodate to the new way of life. However others hold on to their identity and try to identify their race and maintain it. This enriches societies and makes them multi-racial. Therefore, every ethnic group is essential to complete the mosaic....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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Ethnic Identity and Self Esteem

- In a nation whose population is growing increasingly diverse and where minority groups continue to grow, it is unsurprising that ethic identity may play an important role in the mental health of individuals in the U.S. Though the constructs of ethnic identity vary across studies, the general consensus is self-identification within a specific ethnic group (i.e. Hispanic, Asian, etc.), inclusion within this group, and display of appropriate group traits. As a component of one’s identity, ethnic identity may be related to important aspects of mental health such as self-esteem....   [tags: minority groups on the US]

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Ethnic Mexicans in the 20th Century

- Given the social struggle of ethnic Mexicans in the United States, the 20th century turned to be pivotal in the social movements that would not only create opportunities but mobilize the ethnic Mexicans to push forward and make sure their voices where heard all throughout the century. They have used these means to incorporate into everyday life in the United States. Despite this they have struggled to achieve what in politics of the United States considers to be a ‘full citizenship’. Even though the US has dehumanized, criminalized, and subjugated ethnic-Mexicans, Social and Cultural Citizenships have changed the way of understanding politics of ethnic-Mexicans social movements because et...   [tags: Social Movements, United States]

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Ethnic Inequality in Health Care

- The purpose of this essay is to firstly give an overview of the existence of inequalities of health related to ethnicity, by providing some evidence that ethnic inequality in health is a reality in the society and include definitions of keywords. Secondly, I will bring forward arguments for and against on the major sociological explanations (racial discrimination, arefact, access to and quality of care) for the existence of health inequalities related to ethnicity. Thirdly, I would also like to take the knowledge learnt for this topic and brief outline how this may help me in future nursing practice....   [tags: Health Care]

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Understanding the Ethnic Conflict in Burma

- Many wars have been fought in our society. But from these wars, countries usually learn from their mistakes, which makes a better world for society. However, there have been many times when countries do not learn from these mistakes, which can cause a conflict. In the late 1800s the British started to explore Africa and Asia. In doing so, they colonized many nations. However, many people living in these colonies did not agree with the British and revolted. This led to the British granting independence to these countries....   [tags: religion, muslims and shiats]

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End Of Ethnic By John Birdstall

- Food culture all around the world changes and adapts in accordance to how humans evolve their tastes. In “End of Ethnic” by John Birdstall, he informs us of his point of view on what ethnic food is, and what we as Americans think of it. In addition, Kate Murphy’s “First Camera than Fork” talks about the positive and negative aspects of the “Foodie” world on the internet. Modern American food is an open book, full of different ethnic creations, and eye candy. This definition is proven through both Birdstall’s examples that define ethnic food as well as Murphy’s examples revealing how the food culture turns all their meals into a photographic diary....   [tags: Food, Restaurant, Eating, Meal]

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Continuing in the Field of Ethnic Studies

- "It is better to die standing up than to live kneeling down.” Emiliana Zapata. It is easy to live life kneeling down, and it is frightening to take the initiative to act against many and to fight for the rights of our community. This quote constantly reminds me of why I need to go to graduate school and further my education in learning about oppressions. As a freshman at Cal-State Fullerton I began to ask my self where inequalities come from and what causes them, why does society use the term minorities and why minorities are oppress....   [tags: Personal Ambition]

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Ethnic Identities And The Filipino American

- ... Not only did it affect many troops, but the war started having a huge impact on many Filipino citizens as well. Many Filipinos were put into concentration camps after their villages were burned by American force in order to keep power (“U.S. War Crimes in the Philippines”). This continued until the war ended in 1902 after Theodore Roosevelt granted amnesty to the Philippines. The war resulted in over 220,000 Filipino casualties including both civilians and soldiers from “violence, famine, and disease” (“The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902”)....   [tags: United States, Philippines, United Kingdom]

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The Chimera of Ethnic Humour

- Humour has always had the ability as long as anyone can remember to bring people together and unify them to become closer and better acquainted. As humour developed over time different categories of humour appeared. Ethnic humour is one of the categories that was created decades ago and continues to be widely used in present day comedy. The concept of ethnic, racial, and gender humour is as sensitive a subject today as it has ever been; and yet there has never been such a prolific quantity of this humour as there is in current day society....   [tags: Sociology]

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The Diversity Of Race And Ethnic Roles

- ... For so long hit shows consisted of leading males and subpar supporting women, when finally a show consisting of mostly women and a diverse cast of women as well has hit our screens. As the show is based in a women’s prison, one of the first things you notice is that “White women and women of color are given unequal punishments for their infractions.” (Royster). While we are supposed to be a colorblind country nowadays race favoritism is still ever present in media and law enforcement. On the show an incident, which led to Piper, the educated white woman and another African American inmate running after a chicken they received very different punishments....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Racism, Sexual orientation]

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

- Israel successfully fought off the pan-Arab army while other Israeli combatants terrorized and depopulated the countryside. Ilan Pappe termed the depopulation of Palestinians as “ethnic cleansing” but can this phrase be properly used when discussing the events of 1947-1948. To answer this question one must determine if there is a well-established definition of the phrase ‘ethnic cleansing’ and also establish that this was the intent of the Zionists, both initially and subsequently. This can be determined by examining Zionist policy and action previous to the U.N partition plan and after, which will demonstrate that the term is appropriately applied to the situation by Pappe....   [tags: Genocide]

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Ethnic Conflicts and Terrorism in Nigeria

- Nigeria has had a long history of ethnic conflicts and cultural divides, leading to widespread distrust and unrest. Muslims make up the majority of the population, with Christians and indigenous people making up the remainder. Not only is there a religious divide but an ethnic divide between Yoruba, Hausa-Fulani, and the Igbo. There are constant struggles for power and influences. A portion of unrest rose in the form of the terrorist group Boko Haram. For the past four years this group has committed countless atrocities with a huge body count....   [tags: muslims, cultural divides, indigenous ]

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Ethnic Differences of Life Satisfaction

- ETHNIC DIFFERENCES OF LIFE SATISFACTION: THE CASE OF KAZAKHSTAN Rudnyi Industrial Institute, Kazakhstan Life satisfaction has become a popular field of modern social science. Various definitions of life satisfaction can be classified in three groups: First, life satisfaction is often distinguished from happiness as being a cognitive measure that requires some evaluation. For instance, Veenhoven (1991) defined life satisfaction as the “degree to which an individual judges the overall quality of life-as-a-whole favourably” [7, pp.1–34]....   [tags: modern social science, quality of life]

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Ethnic Indian And Indian Culture

- ... However, their primary scrumptious dishes are not picking up that much prominence and one of the fundamental reason is on account of individuals typically observe Indian nourishments to be extremely hot and hot, which is something most Americans doesn 't lean toward. Likewise, despite the fact that, American is a worker 's nation and individuals from everywhere throughout the universes with various taste buds, the vast majority of the general population don 't generally like hot sustenance. Notwithstanding, there are a significant number of extensive quantities of individuals who adores fiery nourishment and some of them are from Mexico and South America....   [tags: Meat, Nutrition, Caribbean, Cooking]

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Burm Political And Ethnic Conflict

- ... However, the country has not yet achieved a liberal democracy. For example, although the elections were not chaotic, there were many reports of polling irregularities. Burmese citizens that are 18 or older are all given the right to vote through a secret ballot. The electoral system adopts a first-past-the-post system where the candidate that receives the majority of the votes is declared the winner. Voting is not mandatory, although government officials have been known to harass individuals into voting for candidates that the sitting administration favored....   [tags: Democracy, United States, Burma, Human rights]

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Ethnic Rejection Of Jewish Immigrants

- ... However, the context of international politics would eventually be moderated by the United Nations as a means of settling these land disputes and ethnic conflict between Arabs and Jewish people immigrating to Palestine in the late 1940s. The intervention of the United Nations to resolve the problem of Arab-Jewish conflict in Palestine was a major step in the formation of the symbiosis of ethnic/cultural integration in this region of the world. During the attacks by Arab gangs against the newly formed Haganah paramilitary organization, the JAI sought to find an agreement of land partitioning to help resolve some of the conflict between these clashing ethnic groups....   [tags: Israel, Jordan, Jews, Palestinian people]

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Ethnic Minorities and Elder Employment

- ... This training serves as a bridge to unsubsidized employment opportunities for participants. The Senior Companion Program (SCP): SCP provides individuals who are at least 55 years of age, and living at or below 200% of the poverty income guideline, with meaningful volunteer opportunities in their community. SCP volunteers receive a non-taxable hourly stipend, mileage reimbursement and a meal on days volunteered, enabling them to serve at no cost. All volunteers receive 40 hours of training prior to their first assignment....   [tags: independence, dignity, program focus]

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Race, Gender, and Ethnic Groups

- In April 1992, when a mostly white jury acquitted four police officers accused in the videotaped beating of a black motorist, thousands of people in Los Angeles, mainly young black and Latino males, joined in what has often been characterized as a race riot. In the summer of 2001, ethnic riots occurred on the streets of towns and cities in the north of England (Oldham, Leeds, Burnley, Bradford), involving young British Asian men and young White British men. More recently, in November 2005, riots emerged in Paris’ suburbs, sparked by the accidental deaths of two Muslim teenagers, and then spread to 300 French towns and cities....   [tags: Race]

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The Benefits of Co-Ethnic Enclaves

- All participants who participated in this study found their current jobs, as well as previous work in coethnic workplaces, through networking. It was either through a friend or a family member. Other than two participants who were recently promoted supervisors, other participants received either minimum wage or lower than minimum wage when employed for cash. Woman (Hina) previous employed in a restaurant worked for $6 per hours. Literature also identified that workers who are recruited through informal means are subject to lower wages than those working in the mainstream labour market (Catanzarite and Aguilera 2002)....   [tags: employment, Canadian Studies]

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Ethnic Minority Prisoners in Britain

- Prison can be a daunting and psychological challenge for anyone. Experiences can have lifelong effects and can often traumatise those incarcerated. However the experience minority ethnic prisoners face can be deemed diverse. They can become victims of discrimination, racism violence and harassment all on the basis of their race, skin colour, or nationality. Scott and Codd (2010, P. 70) note that ‘prisoners from certain believed culturally or biologically determined ‘racial groups’ are understood as being genetically, intellectually or socially inferior beings, thus contributing to their own poverty of life experiences and criminal identity'....   [tags: Race Relations in Prison]

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Ethnic Makeup Of Los Angeles

- ... Organic foods are not readily available the impact is shown within not only the availability of food, but within the obesity rate of adults and children of the community. The qualities of life within these areas are one that many cannot comprehend. Daily these communities are approached (cough attacked cough) by groups in an attempt to help improve their lifestyle, but in reality are only invading a space where they are unwelcome. The change within these locations must come from within the community itself....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Los Angeles]

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Ethnic Discrimination : Native Americans

- Ethnic Discrimination: Native Americans Native Americans are one of the ethnic minority groups in the United States of America that have endured the greatest amount of discrimination. This has been the case ever since the initial arrival of Pilgrims and the American continent invasion that followed. Before then, Native Americans had been co-existing together with relatively less disturbance. On May 28, 1830, the President, Sir Andrew Jackson signed into law, “The Indian Removal Act.” This law gave the President permission to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian-American lands within the existing state borders....   [tags: United States]

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Chinese Ethnic Groups Of Singapore

- ... As a Crown Colony, a governor, based in Singapore, with the assistance of executive and legislative councils, ruled the Straits Settlements. Although the councils were not elected, more representatives for the local population were gradually included over the years. In December 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. One of Japan 's objectives was to capture Southeast Asia and secure the rich supply of natural resources to feed its military and industry needs. Singapore, the main Allied base in the region, was an obvious military target because of its flourishing trade and wealth....   [tags: Singapore, Malaysia, British Empire]

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Diversity, Cultural, And Ethnic Backgrounds

- ... Inclusions also acknowledges the individual needs of all children and recognises and celebrates diversity. Practitioners must promote inclusive practice and have a positive attitude towards diversity, which is outlined in legislation, including Equality Act 2010, which involves meeting the individual needs of boys and girls, children with disabilities, children with SEN, and children of different social, cultural and religious backgrounds. Providing a safe and supportive environment for all children, and to provide a wide range of opportunities to support all children’s learning and development helps to promote inclusive practice in early years settings....   [tags: Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Affirmative action]

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Racial Profiling And Ethnic Profiling

- ... A lot of people are fully capable of racial profiling. Police officers are not the only people guilty of racial profiling like business owners and employees, INS (Immigrations and Naturalization service) are all guilty of it and even some people are guilty of racial profiling. “INS agents have held workplace raids at companies that employ large numbers of Latinos or Asians—especially those who do not speak English—mostly in hopes of catching illegal immigrants” (Gale). In some stores employee and business owners have stop and accused people based on the skin tone that they are shop lifting in there stores....   [tags: Police, Police officer, Constable, Race]

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Ethnic Elder Interview : Interview

- ... Furthermore, Mr. MP’s daily exercise included walking with a golf club and range of motion (stretching) exercises every morning. He routinely visits his doctor and take his medications as prescribed. He does not observe any other cultural healthcare practices other than being active and walking daily. Additionally, Mr. MP also stated that he modified his diet due to his chronic health conditions and that he is on a low carbohydrate, less fat, more vegetables diet. He also mentioned that he likes meat and eggs....   [tags: Old age, Gerontology, Ageing, Death]

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Nationalism and Ethnic conflict

- After Suharto ended his long dictatorial reign in 1998 there was a substantial increase in religious and ethnic conflict in Indonesia. Author Jacques Bertrand claims religious and ethnic conflict defined Indonesia’s national model. This resulted in three critical junctures during Suharto’s retirement of his sovereign rule. The three critical junctures defined Indonesia’s “terms of citizenship, and give meaning to the structure and procedures of an institution” (Bertrand, 20). When Suharto left as dictator, major political and social changes consumed Indonesia, which threatened the Indonesian realm....   [tags: Book Analysis, Indonesian Politics]

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The Choice: Ethnic Identity

- A baby boy is born in a clinic within an impoverished village in Thailand. The mother, who had no immediate family and was unwed, deceased during childbirth, leaving her son an orphan. The baby was placed in foster care and soon adopted by an American couple. The couple then raises the boy in their home as their own. He grows up in a suburban neighborhood, learns English, attends public school, lives within an entirely American culture, and embraces it. He is aware that he comes from a different familial background and is of a different nationality than his parents, but he has made the choice to identify himself with the ethnicity that he has grown to love....   [tags: Physical Features, Cultural Desires]

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Racial and Ethnic Identity

- The African, Mexican, and Native persons have all interacted with the Dominant American culture in some magnitude; consequently altering each different group’s racial and ethnic Identity. Throughout the semester, I have discovered that in much literature writers had an ideal perspective on their own identity as well as the identity that the dominant culture influenced them to have. While doing some research I wanted to see what would be a transitional time frame for a person to be un-conditioned of many negative symbolic meanings in regard to minorities and immigrants....   [tags: How it Feels to be Colored Me 2014]

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Minority Groups: Ethnic Minorities

- In a world where society is mostly driven by our faults, family can be a relative term that brings it all back down to earth. Since societies can be extremely divided at times, it is important to have a back bone and a community that understand your own values, customs, and practices. It has been said that “minority group” families, which in Canada or the United States, could be considered anyone who isn’t Caucasian, are less stable in form and function than families who are a part of the general societal “majority”....   [tags: asians, blacks, religion, muslims]

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Sri Lank Ethnic Conflict

- ... Where is the conflict occurring. How does the location affect the conflict. The conflict is occurring in the country Sri Lanka which is in close proximity to India, which is why India got involved in the conflict. Also, since Sri lanka is an island with the quickest access to another country being a ferry ride, the innocent civilians trying to escape the civil war were confined to the island. What is the cause of the disagreement. The root of the conflict can be traced back to the British colonial rule....   [tags: Sri Lanka, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam]

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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

- Ethnic Groups and Discrimination According to the teaching of a young age my ancestry is of English descent. The surname Aycock comes from Anglo-Saxon origin. I was told by my grandmother that the original spelling of the family surname is Heycock. The earliest immigrants of my bloodline came from England aboard ships in the year 1682. Leaving England behind for economic, religious, and political reasons my ancestors set out to find new hope (V. Aycock, personal communication, 1976). Therefore, I am of the belief that my ethnic group both immigrated to and colonized the United States of America....   [tags: Discrimination ]

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Race and Ethnic Stratification

- Sociological Theory Since the dawning of racism, human beings have passed judgment on each other based on race and ethnicity. The views of people based on their skin color, place of origin, or their cultural background have caused a stratification of men and women. We now have majority and minority groups, hate groups, ethnic enclaves, segregation, income differences, and have even experienced mass genocide in our world (Carl, 2011). All of these are direct effects of a persons race or ethnicity....   [tags: social theory, racism, cultural background]

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Ethnic Conflict in Afghanistan

- In the past ten years the Afghan Government has been dealing with a number of issues that have caused problems for the country, problems such as illegal drug trade, terrorism and violence. But nowadays they are fighting a problem that has long existed between people, and quite recently has taken a whole new aspect to it. Ethnic conflict is the destructive factor that has caused problems between people for generations, often leading to fights, outbreak of violence and grudge between different ethnicities....   [tags: politics, afghan goverment. energy]

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Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide

- Although exterminating a multiracial society is inhumane, many countries feel there are benefits to having a “pure society.” These extremist countries tend to perform socially and ethically unacceptable acts in order to enforce their personal opinions and beliefs on others. These “acts” are present in today’s society such as genocide and ethnic cleansing. For centuries there has been conflict between countries and not until after WWII was there anything official to neutralize the conflict: The United Nations (UN)....   [tags: crimes against humanity]

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Ethnic Conflicts: Anotated Bibliography

- Annotated Bibliography Badru, P. (2010). Ethnic conflict and state formation in post-colonial Africa: A comparative study of ethnic genocide in the Congo, Liveria, Nigeria, and Rwanda-Burundi. Journal Of Third World Studies, 27(2), 149–169. The research article is a comparative study of genocide in Congo and its surrounding countries. It described Africa’s economic woes, political instability and war as the characteristics that encompassed the 20th century. The author believed that these characteristics led to authoritarian rule....   [tags: genocide, economics, sources]

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Racial and Ethnic Tensions

- Learning Assessment. I completed all chapter/assignments. I participated in the Collective activity as well as my M3 Written Assignment 1 - Analyzing a Historical Topic. My topic was Racial and Ethnic Tensions. Again I was astounded by what I learned verses what I thought to be true. I believed that ex-slaves had it the worst of this time. I came to find out that is was generally any minority had it bad. America was struggling over being able to define equality and freedom, to some that meant you were just no longer owned and to others it meant to have all the freedoms and rights of every man....   [tags: analyzing a historical topic]

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Ethnic Cleansing

- Introduction This paper concerns the matter of ethnic cleansing, a relatively new concept. It was introduced in 1992, when Serbs removed non-Serbs from ‘their’ territory in the former republic of Yugoslavia. The following quote, derived from the Washington Post on the 5th of August 1992, denotes the introduction of the term: ‘The 20th century taught us that far-out political ideas can have fateful consequences. Our vocabulary has been enriched with new words to denote these political innovations....   [tags: yugoslavia, Fascism and Leninism, genocide]

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Ethnic and Racial Inequalities in the Justice System

- Ethnic and Racial Inequalities in the Justice System There are many ethnic differences in each stage of the justice system. In order to be able to prove these it is important to break the system down, and evaluate it bit by bit, showing the possible signs of ethnic differences. Firstly Policing, Philips and Bowling (2007) have noted that in the 1970’s there have been many accusations of oppressive policing if minority ethnic communities. These have included mass stop and search operations, police violence and failure to respond to racist violence....   [tags: Racial Profiling]

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Ethnic Migrant Workers

- Current situation of Migrant Worker Migration is a term used to describe the movement of populations from one place to another, boh by choice and under economic and political forces, especially between nation states; however recently, migration is also used to refer to the internal population movements within a single country (Guo and Zhang, 2010). Migrant workers constitute China's random and blind population flow (Zhang & Yin, 2013). There is increasing number of people seeking employment in new areas outside of their hometown....   [tags: Movement, Migration, Work Force]

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Ethnic Migrant Workers

- Discussion and Analysis Urbanization and migration are responses to globalization, and globalization further acerbates urbanization and migration (Guo & Zhang, 2010). These processes are intertwined with each other. The social result of marketization is enormously complex, while both the social mobility and integration increase; social stratification also occurs (Zhu and Blachford, 2012). In the case of China's migrant workers, west to east trend and east to west trend, the Chinese cities are becoming more and more diverse, transforming from a single-ethnic city to a multi-ethnic city, in which process the increase of social mobility and integration is shown....   [tags: Urbanization, Mmigration, Globalization]

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Ethnic Migrant Workers

- East to West--- Han migrant worker in the ethnic minority areas According to Guo and Zhang (2010), who state that "Internal migration is not new in China; in Chinese history, migration was often used as a strategy to populate and develop remote areas of China, especially northeast and northwest", the east to west migration has existed for a long time. Examples are provided as millions of migrants moved to the empty lands of northeast China from populous Shandong Province in 1949, so currently, a lot of people's grandparents in the Northeast part of China are from Shandong Province....   [tags: International Migration, Minority Areas]

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Ethnic Minorities and the Preservation of Culture in the U.S.

- In the current landscape of culture in the U.S.A. many ethnic minorities find it difficult to give up their native languages to speak the English language, because they feel that they are losing a part of their culture. However, what they should realize is that by accepting the English language into their lives they are not losing a part of their culture, they are gaining a new identity for themselves and their culture. The most common reason for ethnic minorities’ fear of giving up their languages is fear that they are losing a part of their heritage and identity....   [tags: Minorities, Culture, USA, ]

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The Future of Korean Ethnic Churches in Australia

- The Future of Korean Ethnic Churches in Australia I. Introduction The Korean Ethnic Church in Australia has two important roles as a responsible ambassador of Christ. Firstly, the church must take responsible concern for the ministry of 2nd generation Korean Christian for their needs of worship and pastoral care. Second responsibility with urgency is to formulate a functional Immigration Theology, with methodology of evangelism and pastoral care of ethnic churches. As a 2nd generation Korean-Japanese-Australian, the most serious concern I had was the future of Korean ethnic church in Australia, as I have witnessed numerous “silent exodus” of 2nd generation Christian youth from the Korean E...   [tags: Theology, Religion and Culture]

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Issues Regading the Rohingya Ethnic in Myanmar

- BACKGROUND OF STUDY Nowadays, there are too many conflicts or issues that related to problems of the ethnics in some countries in the world. Many years ago the world was served with racial issues that occur in Africa which is the ‘Apartheid’ issues. Fortunately, this issue have been solved peacefully. However, these racial conflict still happened years after around the world and some of them are still cannot be solved yet. One of the issues is regarding the Rohingya ethnic in Myanmar. Before we proceed about the reasons or causes that brought to this ethnic issue and how the human security respond to this issue, let we introduce who is Rohingya first....   [tags: Muslim minority from Bangladesh]

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Nigeria: Ethnic Conflict

- ... The past reveals the problems Nigeria has had for several decades, some of which have not disappeared but seem to get progressively worse. (CITATION) It has been establish that a country with abundant ethnicity does not mean that it is fated to be in conflict. Nigeria is not such country because it does have many various ethnicities, as well as other contributing factors such as a weak state. This can be traced back to the fact that the British constructed Nigeria with poor infrastructure. It has now been independent since 1960, but has had to face many problems....   [tags: oil exploitation, economic development]

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Ethnic Tensions Between the Serbians and Croatians

- Many decades before World War I and the establishment of Yugoslavia, ethnic tensions between the Serbians and Croatians had been sparked. Although they are both considered Slavs, differences between these ethnic groups can be distinguished by religion and political ideals. Whereas Croatia had a long history of administration within Hungary and later under the Habsburgs, Serbia's political identity was defined by centuries of rule under the Ottoman Empire. Moreover, while Croatia benefited by earlier professional administration, Serbia's political development was far behind in comparison....   [tags: yugoslavia, slavic people]

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Media 's Representation Of Ethnic Groups

- The Media’s Representation of Ethnic Groups There are several different types of language issues within our nation. One of the main issues would be the representation that the media portrays about ethnic groups. Media is a way for people to communicate, share views, find out about current events, as well as national events and disasters. With that being said, most things that you see on the media about ethnic groups are usually not positive, and some of the times can even come off as inhumane. Personally, I do not agree with some of the ways that the media represents ethnic groups....   [tags: Race, African American, United Kingdom]

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Ethnic Groups During The Revolutionary War

- ... In other words, the shared notion of independence from Europe sparked new religious organization unique to the new nation which was a critical step in building an American identity. Another transformative action was African American groups who withdrew from St. George 's Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia in 1787 and organized the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1799. This is an example of a "Parallel Religious Institution" or otherwise, a creation of a separate church by minority groups who were upset with ethnic discrimination of previous generations....   [tags: Race, United States, Culture]

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What Are Korea Culture and Ethnic Identity

- The world has been developing, changing, and globalizing. Of course, Korean culture also has been developing, changing, and globalizing naturally by accepting new foreign culture. New culture is even formed in Korea. However, some of Korean culture are maintained. People who have an ethnic identity try to maintain their conventional culture. Then, what are their culture and ethnic identity which Koreans try to conserve. It is Courtesy, directivity of harmony, and social relations. Firstly, Korea is well known for ‘the country of courteous people in the East’....   [tags: sociological analysis]

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Changes in China’s Ethnic Minorities

- China is a Han-dominant multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural nation. China’s present government recognizes 56 official ethnic groups. Han is the majority group. The rest of the 55 are minorities, which are eligible for special policies such as subsidies for certain food, special consideration in national college entrance exams, and much more lenient birth control policies. According to the latest state census in 2010, 91.51% of the population was of the Han nationality, down slightly from 94% in 1953....   [tags: International Government ]

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History of Ethnic Relations in Afghanistan, An Outline

- ... III. Body paragraph #2- Ethnic Division and Unity since 2001 Within the beginning of the 21st century, the discord within Afghanistan had been observed first and foremost as a possible cultural battle. Pakistan and Saudi Arabia seemed to be bankrolling a Pashtun takeover in the region simply by assisting the Taliban (Mujtaba, 2013). Then again, Iran, Russia, some Central Asian states and India backed the fundamentally non-Pashtun Northern Alliance, to avoid an entire Taliban triumph when the fundamentalist militia currently managed in excess of 90 % of Afghanistan’s area (Mujtaba, 2013)....   [tags: Pashai, Pashtuns, Aimaq]

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American Ethnic Literature And American Literature

- ... She incorporated in her poetry “ a war against the tyrannies of silence, its not the difference that immobilizes us but silence.” She said this because she seen how there was always something in the way of African American women, through the violence and fear they carried; they were unable to speak their minds. In the time of slavery, these people would desire to be free; they wanted to live a free life but also had the fear of speaking out loud. Audre Lorde wanted to find her place in America, at the time of her existence she wanted to find her voice in life and open the muteness....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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Exploring Ethnic Minority Psychology in America

- Reflecting on and changing the face of ethnic minority psychology is very important in today’s society. Race, ethnicity, culture and diversity are pressing societal issues that have existed for several years. Many people face issues everyday with their identity, which is the sense of self being independent of one’s ethnic background; empowering it and then transforming it; whether transforming is for the good or for the bad. People in our society, mainly our youth, have to deal with the pressures of being talked about when it comes down to what race they are, how many freckles they have or their face, how short or tall they are, their size as well as various other things....   [tags: racism, diversity]

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Political Repression, Ethnic Conflict and Refugees

- Every year, hundreds of thousands people are leaving their countries. Being different from normal immigrants, these people are actually forced to leave their homeland. The reasons vary but have one thing in common: they fear to go back. They are called refugees. The practice of granting asylum to people fleeing persecution in foreign lands is one of the earliest hallmarks of civilization. References to it have been found in texts written 3,500 years ago. According to the International Refugee Law, refugee refers to the people who outside his or her country of origin, unable or unwilling to avail him or herself of the protection of that country or to return there for fear of persecution becau...   [tags: War Refugees Essays]

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Ethnic Variation among Cancer Patients

- Ethnicity is a term used to distinguish individuals and classify them into groups based on cultural and occasionally physical characteristics. Ethnic groups vary in the degree to which they exhibit common ethnic factors from those who share no or little cultural traditions to those who share a wider range of factors such as cultural traditions, place of origin, ancestry, language, and religion. To clarify the misunderstanding between ethnic groups and ethnic minorities, ethnic groups vary in their size from those of a small number which called minorities to those of a large number which called majorities(Stillwell & Ham, 2009)....   [tags: Medical Research]

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An Ethnic Perspective on Beauty: School Essay

- An Ethnic Perspective on Beauty “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a phrase that everyone has heard of at one point in his or her life. Walk by a cashier aisle in a supermarket and a there will be magazines shouting “How to lose 30 pounds in one month!” “Buff up with this weird new workout routine!”. “Fashion that’ll slim you down!” and the like. Is the concept of beauty and ugly really homogeneous, or does it vary. Is it just weight that’s considered. Exploring different ethnic groups prove that what one person thinks is beautiful may or may not be the same as the next person....   [tags: Culture, Society, Attractive]

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Race Inequality : Racial And Ethnic Inequality

- ... Nevertheless the reason racism was once deemed socially acceptable was because it benefited society to maintain lower classes so that economy stayed balanced. Leaving the rich, rich and the poor, poor. Racism is accepted in society, yet not changed, for example, most people are aware that a white man on average makes more than a african american man though no one is willing to change this. Almost everyone is some form of racism, because people have no working understanding of what it is to be the other race, people can only see through one lense, and that is their own....   [tags: Race, Racism, Race, White people]

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Ethnic Divide Between the Hutus and The Tutsis

- Before UNAMIR had been launched there was a lack of information surrounding Rwanda. In a precursor to the mission, Dallaire looked for intelligence regarding the small landlocked country in Africa, what he could find came from newspaper accounts, and scholarly articles. He learned of the social and political climate, which stemmed from an ethnic divide between the Hutus and Tutsis. This was the only information Dallaire along with Brent Beardsley had gathered, it was not until they met with Isoa Tikoka, a United Nations military observer who had been at the Arusha peace agreement negotiations, that they learned of his existence and could have used his help to gather more insightful and curre...   [tags: Genocide, Political Revolt]

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My Experience With Racial And Ethnic Groups

- ... In grade six, my classmates and myself were able to know who may have had difficult because they were still getting help. When we entered our junior high school, I was never in those students math, English, social studies or science classes. I would see them during gym and some in math class. Which I now know today that the school separated us based on our capabilities in the classroom. I was never with the smartest people, but I was never with the general class, I found myself to always be right under the smartest students....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Elementary school]

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A Tension between Two Ethnic Groups

- A Tension between Two Ethnic Groups Some battles go completely unknown, the Battle of Fallen Timbers is most likely one of those battles; to keep it from being one, explore your history horizons. Between August of 1794 and August of 1795, the Battle of Fallen Timbers occurred, and the Treaty of Greenville was signed (“Battle of Fallen Timbers”, The Battle of Fallen Timbers included the United States, Miami, Shawnee, and Delaware: Lennai Lenape, Indians (“Battle of Fallen Timbers”,   [tags: Native AmericanS vs US, Northwestern territories]

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Healthcare Disparities Among Ethnic Groups

- A pattern in the trends of healthcare access emerged, as the logit regression was conducted by adding controls and holding socio demographic variables constant. The different races and ethnic groups have different barriers in the way of accessing healthcare. The most prominent factor affecting health care access is medical insurance. The respondents with no healthcare insurance have worst health care indicators. The second factor that impacts the access to health care is poverty. The respondents below poverty threshold have worst odds for all the health care indicators....   [tags: non-hispanics, cultural barriers]

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The Ethnic Riots of July 1964

- The Ethnic Riots of July 1964 The situation at that period of time had already been very poor, and there were many different contributing factors that led to the build up and explosion of the ethnic riots. Till this day, there are still many disputes to the cause of the ethnic riots in 1964 and thus it is not necessarily true that UMNO was responsible for the outbreak of ethnic riots in 1964. However, this is an issue that may never be completely settled as it is extremely controversial....   [tags: Papers]

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Managing Ethnic Diversity in the Workplace

- For the purpose of this paper, I will define what the term Diversity means, and then I will concentrate on the diversity as a result of geographic origin or ethnic diversity. I will look at how ethnic diversity is managed generally and then how my employer, deals with the diverse ethnic groups in its organization and what it needs to improve on. The first usage of ethnicity is attributed to the American Sociologist David Riesman in 1953. The word ethnic, however, is much older. It is derived from the Greek word ethnos (which in turn derived from the word ethnicos), which originally meant heathen or pagan[1]....   [tags: Racial Diversity Workplace Essays]

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