After I took the initiative to differentiate between the three Its slowly but surely become a pet peeve of mine when other people incorrectly use the terms Race, Ethnicity and Nationality; Ignorance at its finest. So in protest of that, I’ll inform those who wish to know the difference.

Ethnicity: Ethnicity is based on a group (called an ethnic group) that is normally based on similar traits, such as a common language, common heritage, and cultural similarities within the group. Other variables that play a role in ethnicity, though not in all cases, include a geographical connection to a particular place, common foods and diets, and perhaps a common faith.

Race: Race is similar to ethnicity, but relates more to the appearance of a person, especially the color of their skin. Race is determined biologically, and includes other inherited genetic traits such as hair and eye color and bone and jaw structure, among other things.

Nationality: Nationality refers to the place where the person was born and/or holds citizenship. However, often times nationality can be determined by place of residence, ethnicity, or national identity.

Example: I fall under these categories in my self descriptio

Race: Black

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: African American


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