Ethnicity

Generally a word used to refer to different racial or national groups which identifies them in virtue of their shared practices, norms and systems of belief. (Edgar and Sedgewick 114).

Ethnicity is often used interchangeably or alongside race. The main difference here is that ethnicity refers more to cultural practices (e.g. language, nation) and beliefs (e.g. religion) while race refers to a biological construct (e.g. facial features, skin color).

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