Sociology

Im writing a paper on the similarities and differences of race and ethnicity. I have no problem finding similarities on the two, but finding differences are challenging.

The only difference I know of is that they are both socially constructed. Can someoneone give me a few more examples of differences. Thanks

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  1. I mixed my question up. I need help finding similarities between the two, not differences.

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  2. People have been discriminated against because of their race and/or ethnicity. Think about the help wanted signs in the early 1900s late 1800s. How are Muslims perceived by many people today?

    And remember that women have been able to vote for less than 100 years. How does that compare with some ethnic groups that have faced discrimination when they've tried to legally vote?

  3. The basic similarity is that anyone who is different (skin color, first language, culturally, nation of origin, etc.) is often considered inferior and undesirable compared to the dominant ethnicity or culture. And, as Ms. Sue pointed out, women have been similarly treated in a patriarchal society dominate by males. Women, the Irish, Italians, Jews, Native Americans, Muslims, Catholics, Hispanics, etc., etc., etc., are often considered "the other" and feared or disliked.

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