Human beings often identify themselves using one or a combination of several terms such as race, ethnicity, nationality, and gender. The terms race and ethnicity are often confused and used interchangeably. Chapter 7 of the text begins by distinguishing between the terms and discusses the distribution of races and ethnicity across the United States. Ethnicity, like other cultural traits, is a function of migration and the chapter discusses the distribution of ethnicities across the United States. The chapter also examines the relationships between ethnicities and nationalities, ethnic diversities in some countries, and the issues that arise when ethnicities combine within one territory. In the text, case studies of conflicts among ethnic groups in Europe, Western Asia, and Africa are provided.
After reading chapter 7 and reviewing the PowerPoint slides, complete the following assignments:
Watch the video “Srebrenica: Looking for Justice” (located in the Student Study Area of Ch. 7 in) and post a response to the questions on the Discussion Board. (min. 250 words, 10 points)
Thinking Spatially on: Ethnicity in Sub-Saharan Africa and the African slave trade.