Distinguish the difference between "race" and "ethnicity" and give an example of each.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:28 am ad1c9bdddf
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The distinction between race and ethnicity is like an inner/outer mask or costume metaphor to me, as ethnicity can be displayed or hidden, depending on individual preferences, but one's racial identity is always on display. As a result, ethnicity is more encompassing as it's a socially defined category that includes issues such as common language, customs, religious preferences, nationality, history, and other cultural factors.
In contrast, race is also now seen as a socially defined category, but based on real or perceived biological differences between peoples. ...
300 words of notes and references briefly offer ideas to provide differences between the concepts of "race" and "ethnicity" with a sociological emphasis.