Race And Gender Differences In Race, Class And Race

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What is race? Race is defined as a group of persons related by common descent or heredity (Dictionary). Many notice this as color of skin or where you were born. The differences in race, class, gender is what make the position of an individual in society. In our textbook race is defined as “a category of people who have been singled out as inferior or superior, often based on real or alleged physical characteristics such as skin color, hair texture, eye shape, or other subjectively selected attributes” (Kendall, 2013, p 296). A variety of people believe that race and ethnicity are the same when they are not. Race, class, and gender all plays into someone social stratification. I interviewed two individuals from different race and ethnicity and different class and gender. These individuals both came from a different walk of life. The first person I interviewed was an admission administrative for South University Columbia campus. The person I interviewed was a woman which is African American in race and African in ethnicity. Ethnicity is defined as the fact or state of belonging to a social group that has a common national or cultural tradition (Dictionary). Our textbook define ethnicity as “a collection of people distinguished, by others or by themselves, primarily based on cultural or nationality characteristics” (Kendall, 2013, p 296). Her name is Carmellita Outten. Based on Mrs. Outten background she came from a low-class family but has now made her way towards being

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