HSM 250 Week 3 Written Assignment Developing Ethnicity

Ethnicity is a term used by social scientists as an indicator of people’s cultural identity and heritage, apart from racial characteristics. (Schmidt, J.J., 2006) As humans move from early childhood through the many stages which end in adulthood, they define their own sense of ethnicity. Each stages offers opportunities and challenges which help the person form their own personal sense of self and the ethnic group to which they identify. Most often, events or circumstances clearly mark the strengthening or weakening of previously held beliefs that made the individual relate more to one group than another.
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