Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Module
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Tags:
  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
    Language:
    English
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    Differentiate between race and ethnicity

    Overview

    OER Text Material

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 10.2
    This section does a great job critiquing the biological conceptualization of race and discusses why race is socially constructed. Ethnicity is also defined and ethnic identity is briefly discussed. Examples such as former president Barack Obama and Tiger Woods are used to illustrate the challenge of placing people into racial categories. These examples are currently relevant, but may need updated in several years. Race and ethnicity are defined and the terms compared. This section provides a fine overview of these concepts.