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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity: Race & Ethnicity

Banner for race and ethnicity resources. Photo of hands ranging from black, brown, to white skin by Clay Banks on Unsplash.

Understanding Race & Ethnicity

"Race is the division of people by physical characteristics and is best understood as a social construct rather than an innate genetic or biological difference."

Przybysz A.M. (2012) Race. In: Loue S., Sajatovic M. (eds) Encyclopedia of Immigrant Health. Springer, New York, NY.

"Ethnicity is generally understood to be the bond between people who share long-established cultural traditions, which may include language, religion, heritage, and nationality."

Gianoulis, Tina. "Ethnicity." Immigration and Migration: In Context, edited by Thomas Riggs and Kathleen J. Edgar,                                                    vol. 1, Gale, 2018, pp. 249-252. In Context Series. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints,

"Racism is discrimination and antipathy against members of a race, ethnic, or other marginalized group within social systems that favor one racial or ethnic group over others and reinforce its political and economic power."

From: "Race Relations." Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2020. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints.

Resources on Race & Ethnicity