A social construct that artificially divides people into distinct grous based on characteristics such as physical appearance (particularly color), ancestral heritage, cultural affiliation, cultural history, ethnic classifications, and the social, economic and political needs of a society at a given period of time. Race categories subsume ethnic groups. (The US Census Beaureau chooses to recognize six races: White, Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Native and the newly category, other. When it becomes convenient for the United States government to make a category for a new race, a new race is added. Note: the first categorization or race was White and Colored. As it became more convenient for those in power to make more categories, more were made).
My race is Asian, my ethnicity is Korean and my nationality is American (I am a US citizen). Mr. Z's race is White, his ethnicity is Irish, Scottish and Swedish, his nationality is American. Mrs. X's race is Hispanic/Latina, her ethnicity is Colombian, and her nationality is American. (She is a US citizen too).
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