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Does ethnicity mean race?

Although the concept of race is often associated with ethnicity, the terms are not synonymous. Race includes phenotypic characteristics such as skin color, whereas ethnicity also encompasses cultural factors such as nationality, tribal affiliation, religion, language and traditions of a particular group (Fig 1).

What are the races in the United States?

The most recent United States Census officially recognized five racial categories (White or European American, Black or African American, Native American, Alaska Native, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander) as well as people of two or more races.

What are the major ethnicities in the US?

Race and Ethnicity of the U.S. Population

  • American Indian or Alaska Native.
  • Asian.
  • Black or African American.
  • Hispanic or Latino.
  • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
  • White.
  • More than one race.

What is a person’s ethnic background?

Ethnic origin refers to the ethnic or cultural origins of the person’s ancestors. An ancestor is usually more distant than a grandparent. Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

Is American an origin for census?

According to 2000 U.S census data, an increasing number of United States citizens identify simply as “American” on the question of ancestry. The Census Bureau reports the number of people in the United States who reported “American” and no other ancestry increased from 12.4 million in 1990 to 20.2 million in 2000.

Is Korean an ethnicity or nationality?

‘Korean ethnicity’; see names of Korea) are an East Asian ethnic group native to Korea and Southeastern Manchuria.

Is there inbreeding in Japan?

Approximately one in every 6 of these marriages involves spouses who are biologically related to one another, and in some 10 per cent of marriages the husband, wife, or both are inbred.

Who founded Japan?

Emperor Jimmu