Ethnicity is a group of people whose members identify with each other through a common heritage, language, culture and most times, religion that stresses their common ancestry.
My blog is about ethnicity, which in my sociology class I'm learning, there are quite a few worldwide. Some ethnicities are obvious just by looking at a person, and some are not so obvious. When people think about ethnicity we tend to go with the obvious (i.e. skin color, the shape of one's face or eyes, hair texture) but the more I learn in class, the more I'm starting to NOT be so quick to form a personal opinion.
I used to think when I saw a black person with light eyes or even light skin, they had to be mixed with something.
|An African American baby with blue eyes|
In closing, thanks to sociology I've humbled myself to accept AND acknowledge races of all kinds. I'm learning to not be so quick to judge people outside of my comfortable "race"! We are all created the same and we definitely bleed and basically die the same. We ALL live here on planet earth and are existing together as a human race. Everyone accepting one's race without bias would be spectacular in a perfect world, but just opening YOUR eyes with acceptance the next time you see a person with a different ethnic background, will suffice for now because hey, we all have to start somewhere, why not start with yourself!!!!!