It's common to see the terms " race " and " ethnicity " used interchangeably, but, generally speaking, the meanings are distinct. Race is usually seen as biological, referring to the physical characteristics of a person, while ethnicity is viewed as a social science construct that describes a person's cultural identity. Ethnicity can be displayed or hidden, depending on individual preferences, while racial identities are always on display, to a greater or lesser degree. The term "race" refers to distinct populations within a larger species. Racial characteristics are physical and can range from skin, eye, and hair color to facial structure. Members of different races usually have relatively minor differences in such morphology—a branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of animals and plants—and in genetics.
Irish Travellers ruled as an ethnic minority
Search Search. Menu Sections. T he 'science' of eugenics was born in Doyle's lifetime, and he died even as it was being turned by the Nazis into an evil parody of intellectual inquiry. Thanks to that bunch, the western liberal world has largely disallowed the opening aphorism of this column to stand, if the 'truth' in questions concerns the cousin of eugenics, namely genetics, as an explanation for group conduct. Now we know that both schizophrenia and alcoholism are inherited traits. We also know that Ireland has higher rates of both illnesses than any other country in Europe.
Ethnicity Detection & Diversity Recognition
On this day, Sat, Aug 29, in , a British court ruled that Irish Travellers were an ethnic group entitled to the same protections as other ethnic minorities in Britain in a landmark verdict. Judge Simon Goldstein, who presided over the case, ruled in favor of eight Travellers who claimed racial discrimination against five London pubs who refused to serve them because of their ethnic origin. Meanwhile, lawyers defending Punch Retail, which owned three of the five pubs involved in the case, argued that Irish Travellers were not covered by the Race Relations Act and so could be refused entry based on their origin.
The eyes may be considered windows into the soul, but according to some researchers, the rest of your facial features say something about you , too. In fact, by some reports, they reveal more about your true personality than any written quiz possibly could. Australian professor and researcher Alan Stevens told Business Insider that there's a lot of statistical support out there to draw incredible conclusions about your character and health merely based on your natural facial features — and many branches of academia are curious about exploring the subject further. Genes and hormones affect our growth and shape our character, so why not the biological makeup of our faces? It may sound like a stretch, sure, but check this out.