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Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority

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A basic distinction between 'race' and 'ethnicity' is that race is based on _____, whereas ethnicity is defined by _____.

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1. Which of the following socially-constructed categories is considered an ethnicity?

2. Minority groups are characterized by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can assess your understanding of race and diversity. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to differentiate social majority and social minority.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you review:

  • Distinction between race and ethnicity
  • What classifies a person as a minority
  • Differences between social majority and social minority

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding race
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main concepts, such as social majority and social minority
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ethnicity

Additional Learning

To learn more about social minority and majority, review the corresponding lesson titled Race and Ethnicity Definitions: Social Minority vs. Social Majority. This lesson will help you:

  • Compare and contrast social majority and social minority
  • Differentiate race and ethnicity
  • Identify social minorities
  • Examine the race and ethnicity trends in the United States
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