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Part 2-Forum Posting

Exploring the relationship between race and ethnicity is the evidence that identities connect people (Naples 2005 p.269). Bonds created by race and ethnicity can influence social formations in our society. Race and ethnicity identities are formed by people of the same color or physical appearance (Baker 2010 p.45).

Gillies (2003 p.211) claims that People from the same ethnic group or race “cohere in complex ways”. In most cases, race and ethnic identities tightly bind people together that it is impossible to separate them. These identities explain the group of people who share same racial or even ethical features. The major concept used in the race and ethnic identities is positioning people based on their color and origin. Racial and ethical identities cannot be assumed and be taken negatively always. They are important since they determine what a particular group identifies itself with example being a country or an ethnic group. (150words)

Part 3: Self-Reflection

I enjoyed the opportunity to post to the forum. The posts of the students were safe, friendly and relevant to the topic of discussion. The students provided solid evidence on how identities connect people together. Besides, these posts were easy to read. I learned how different identities make people to come together.

I found nothing which put me off while using the group discussion forums. Posts which have hate speech, prejudiced remarks and are threat to the safety of the users would have discouraged me. Friendly posts which encourage and are relevant to the topic of discussion motivated me to post more. (100 words)

Baker, L. (2010) Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture, Durham, NC, Duke University Press. page 40-50

Gillies, V. (2003) Family and Intimate Relations: A Review of the Sociological Research, ESRC Families, and Social Capital Research Group working paper, no. 2, London, South Bank University.210-232

Naples, N. (2005) ‘Family wage’,inRitzer G. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications, pp. 267–269.

Smart, C., Neale,B.and Wade,A.(2001) The Changing Experience of Childhood: Families and Divorce, Cambridge, Polity Press.