For many people the terms race, ethnicity, and culture go hand in hand. In a lot of ways, I think they are on to something there. The problem in determine these terms is that there are also a lot of people who consider each of these things the same. In fact if you were to look the terms up in the dictionary, they do overlap, and might as well be considered the same thing. I am not anywhere closed to being far enough into my social studies to describe or go over the differences. To me, what we are looking for is different ways to classify people into different groups. Some of these groups are broad and can fit can fit several smaller groups into them. People are divided by the color of their skin, their beliefs, how they were raised, where they were raised, and so many more things. The United States is like a big pool of independent people and we are expected to adhere to the tenant that “all men are created equal”. I could argue this until my face turned blue, I am not the one to base it off race, ethnicity, or cultural. Instead, I will base it off of an individual’s merits and faults. There are people from all over the world living within the United States. To maintain a peaceful and successful society we must understand and accept ones differences as well as embrace them. If we were to look at the commerce side of things, we will want to consider what all of our potential customers want and not base it on their color. The more customers we get the money we are able to make. If we are looking at it from a political view point, offices are filled by the people’s votes. Politicians must appeal to the greatest number of people to win offices. If we are at work we must know how to deal with customers and co- workers of all race, ethnicity, and culture. If we are not able to maintain and understanding and acceptance, we would fail, falling into despair like many of the third world... [continues]
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