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Race/Ethnicity
Race/ethnicity
Introduction

Race/races, mulatto, octoroon, quadroon, negro, nigger, negress, sambo, native, half-caste, golliwog, coon, woolly-head, visible minority, apartheid, miscegenation, wog, creole, black-a-moor, yid, jim crow, the colo(u)r line, pikey, ethnic minority, ghetto, mongrel, immigrant, coolie, taffy, paki, negroid, half-breed, hottentot, darkie, savage, a touch of the tar brush, uncle tom, alien, segregation, black, white, brown, yellow, red, chink, with a hint of a tint, in the dark continent, black and asian and minority ethnic/ethnicity.

Race and ethnicity are difficult to grasp. They are terms that speak to racism and prejudice as the words above suggest. They are terms that attempt to fix the unfixable. Race is often understood as an idea of difference based on perceived biological differences in the world. Ethnicity is a more recent term, ...

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