Dating other ethnicities
The traditional definition of race and ethnicity is related to biological and sociological factors respectively.
Race refers to a person's physical characteristics, such as bone structure and skin, hair, or eye color.
Your race is determined by how you look while your ethnicity is determined based on the social and cultural groups you belong to.
You can have more than one ethnicities but you are said to have one race, even if it's "mixed race".
Ethnicity, however, refers to cultural factors, including nationality, regional culture, ancestry, and language.
An example of race is brown, white, or black skin (all from various parts of the world), while an example of ethnicity is German or Spanish ancestry (regardless of race) or Han Chinese.
Geneticist Luca Cavalli-Sforza has argued that neither ethnicity nor race have a genetic basis and cannot be scientifically defined.
He notes that human populations have a great degree of genetic unity (even in their apparent diversity): Most genetic differences are between individuals, not groups.
Some ethnic groups also share linguistic or religious traits, while others share a common group history but not a common language or religion.This is, by definition, a fluid concept; ethnic groups can be broadly or narrowly construed.For example, they can be as broad as "Native American" or as narrow as "Cherokee".April 3, 2012, am What a nice discussion;-) Off course that race and ethnicity are two different terms (however it is not obvious for some US federal bureaus and administrative institutions e.g. Race as we’re taught and trained to perceive by our scientists is biological phenomena.
OK – some people and other animals differ morphologically and the “types” and phenotypes are observable.So while a Caucasian person in the United States may share certain racial characteristics with a Caucasian person from France, the two people have different ethnic backgrounds — one American, the other French.