In Reply to: Racism and Economics posted by Jessica Abad on September 20, 2001 at 15:34:46:
I am a bit confused. I somehow got the idea that race and ethnicity were two different things. I think that a person can be proud to be a part of a particular ethnic group that has a distinct culture (customs, language etc) without identifying him/herself with any particular “race”. I also want to add that I have a skeptic view of the whole concept of race. How can you determine that a group of people who are from completely different cultural backgrounds be very similar(compared to other individuals) based on a trivial means of identification such as skin color?
: How would you be able to at the same time acknowledge that there is no such thing as race and at the same time denote that you have pride in your own cultural background? Would it be permissible to say that you are proud to be hispanic (for example) while at the same time acknowledging that there is no such thing as race, that all that you are simply doing is refering to your cultural background not your supposed "ethnic" or "racial" background?
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