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Off Limits: Talking About Race
Who Are We? Identity
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Who Are We? Identity


Pupils should grasp the key concepts of:

Ethnic Group
Members of ethnic groups are not necessarily black people; white people also can be part of these. Ethnic groups see themselves as culturally distinct from other groupings in a society. Many different characteristics may serve to distinguish ethnic groups from one another, but the most usual are language, history or ancestry, religion and styles of dress. Ethnic differences are wholly learned.

Closely related to the concept of the ethnic group, ‘ethnicity’ emphasises the sense of difference which can occur where members of a particular ethnic group interact with non-members. It is to do with the sense and expression of ethnic groups.

The whole way of life of a people. It is not fixed, however, but is dynamic and always changing.