Introduction to Literature

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1. Final Paper Rough Draft You need a header on every page, and a page number on the top right of every page. [Guillermo Ruvalcaba (TA)]

Lakerria Smith ENG125: Introduction to Literature Rebecca Morrin January 21, 2013

Race / Ethnicity First my race is black. I don’t have a race or a culture. These statements are common examples of how many people view their race and identity. Even though many are unsure or unaware of what it really means to have a culture, we make claims about it every day. Some feel they have a race, while others simply feel they do not. We include based on who fits into this ideal and exclude those who don’t. Although the concepts of race and ethnicity are socially constructed, they are real in their consequences. Their effects on the social world can be seen from my very own experiences from institutions, to peer groups, to media representations, and lastly, to how I’ve come to view my own sense of identity . 2

2. Great introduction of the idea of race! Now include a thesis statement about the two stories you are using, and under what circumstances you will discuss them, ie theme, symbols, etc. [Guillermo Ruvalcaba (TA)]

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Race is a term that describes a group of people with similar descent. I believe race is determined physical specifications such as color, language, eye shape, or even things such as blood types. Race is a group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution, or in other words a general description. Ethnicity defines the background of a particular person or thing. This term encompasses many backgrounds and associations. Foods can be “ethnic” if they originate or are commonly consumed in a specific country or region. The same applies to human beings. One’s ethnicity may be determined by his or her birthplace, religion, of beliefs Ethnicity is an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural...
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