A group of people defined by biological traits that are defined as socially significant.
A socially defined group which sees itself and/or is seen by others as being different from other groups in its common descent or external features, such as skin colour, hair texture, or facial characteristics.
Includes color and/or ethnicity.
A group of people with common ancestors, who have similar physical characteristics eg: hair colour, eye colour or skin colour, or belong to the same group or country.
The Census Bureau collects and publishes racial statistics as outlined in Standards for Maintaining, Collecting and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (formerly known as Statistical Policy Directive No. 15) issued by the Office of Management and Budget. This directive provides standards on ethnic and racial categories for statistical reporting to be used by all Federal agencies. Race data are required by Federal programs that promote equal employment opportunity and are needed to assess racial disparities in health and environmental risks, among other uses. According to the directive, the basic racial categories are: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, Black or African-American, and White. Like ethnicity, the concept of race used by the Census Bureau reflects self-identification by respondents. All respondents in the Census are asked separate questions about their Hispanic origin and their race.
A group of individuals with enough characteristics in common to permit their recognition as a group within the largest classification of species. Particularly used in maize. Smith text, p. 8.
On Eternal Struggle race is not as simple as skin colour. There are completely different species available for you to choose and play. Each have different attributes and are very different from each-other. The differences between the races are strong and diverse. Different races have different attributes entirely, ranging from strength or dexterity to more complex roleplaying attributes such as loyalty and stamina.
A socially defined population that is derived from distinguishable physical characteristics that are genetically transmitted.
In the conventional AD&D system, PCs are allowed to choose from six races: human, elf, half-elf, gnome, dwarf, and halfling. Our extra-creative DMs have allowed us (the PCs) a diversity of additional races, including hengeyokai, changeling, wemmick, vampire, and several even stranger ones. We even played an adventure ( very briefly) where we were allowed to create our own races
The data on race were derived from answers to the question on race that was asked of all people. The concept of race as used by the Census Bureau reflects self-identification by people according to the race or races with which they most closely identify. These categories are sociopolitical constructs and should not be interpreted as being scientific or anthropological in nature. Furthermore, the race categories include both racial and national-origin groups. More...
1. Classification of humans based on genetic characteristics. 2. Classification of people based on common nationality, history, or experiences. 3. A social construct that artificially divides people into distinct groups based on characteristics such as physical appearance, ancestral heritage, cultural affiliation, cultural history, ethnic classification, and the social, economic, and political needs of a society at a given period of time.
In most SCHS publications, the two categories, "White" and "Minority," are used. "Minority" is predominantly black (90%) in North Carolina. In a few counties having substantial numbers of American Indians, the categories "White," "Black," "Indian," and "Other" are used in some reports. Users should note a change in the case of a live birth or fetal death. For 1989 and prior years, race of child was based on race of mother and race of father (when known). Beginning in 1990, race of the child is taken to be that of the mother regardless of race of father. This change serves to reduce the number of reported minority births and fetal deaths and increase the number of reported white births and fetal deaths. Users should be aware of this change when assessing trends before and after 1990. In 1990, the change resulted in 3.5 percent fewer live births and 2.0 percent fewer fetal deaths being coded minority.
a culturally-learned concept which attempts to categorize people on the basis of physical characteristics, particularly skin colour, facial features and hair texture. It has no biological basis.
A classification of people on the basis of their phenotypic characteristics that are presumed to be inheritable. The notion of race as based on specific biological traits is not embraced by most scientists; however, race as a social variable is viewed as a topic meriting scientific investigation.
ethnic diverse joint worship past 12 months: Were any of these services [joint services] with congregations whose racial or ethnic make-up is different than your congregation's
The concept of race as used by the Census Bureau does not denote any clear-cut scientific definition of biological stock. The data for race represent self-classification by people according to the race with which they most closely identify. Furthermore, it is recognized that the categories of the race item include both racial and national origin or socio-cultural groups. The racial categories of the 1990 census (before modification) are provided below: White Black American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut Asian or Pacific Islander Other
For statistical purposes, race and ethnicity are defined separately, as reported on the data collection forms. The two are not considered mutually exclusive. Race includes the following categories: White; African American (listed as Black or African American); Asian (listed as Asian, Native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander); and Other (listed as American Indian or Alaskan Native, Mid-East or Arabian, Indian Sub-Continent or multiracial). See also Ethnicity.
The race with which the respondent and other household members most closely identify. Choices include: White, Black, American Indian, Eskimo, Or Aleut, Asian Or Pacific Islander, and Other Race. ( American Travel Survey )
a group of persons related by common descent, blood, heredity; any of the traditional divisions of humankind, characterized by supposedly distinctive physical characteristics.
a population of insects or mites which differs from other very similar arthropods in feeding habits, habitation or some other behavioral trait but not in appearance
A distinguishable group of organisms of a particular species. Criteria for distinctness can be one or a combination of geographic, ecological, physiological, morphological, genetic and karyotypic factors.
A construct to describe each of the major divisions of humankind, loosely summarizing ancestry, place of origin, skin colour and/or ethnicity.
the applicant is asked to choose one or more of the following [as a self description (neither race nor ethnicity are based necessarily on genetics, but are meant to be self descriptions based upon social and cultural affiliation)]: Black or African American American Indian or Alaska Native Asian. Please specify all that apply: Asian Indian Chinese Filipino Japanese Korean Pakistani Vietnamese Other Asian. Specify if other Asian: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Please specify all that apply: Guamanian or Chamorro Native Hawaiian Samoan Other Pacific Islander Note that both Race and Ethnicity are generally only reported for US citizens and Permanent Residents
Nationality is a better word, unless a scientific, literary or specific context calls for it.
The older classification of humans according to physical characteristics, such as shape of head, color of skin, hair patterns, body structure and so on. Now considered scientifically ineffective.
a distinct group of mortals living on the Earth
A subjective term used to distinguish groups of people but not necessarily to denote biological or physical differences. In the 2000 Census, respondents selected the race or races with which they most closely identified; it was the first census that allowed respondents to select more than one racial category. As defined by the Office of Management and Budget, the racial categories in the 2000 Census were: White, Black/African-American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, and "Some other race."
Race is a division of humankind with certain distinguishing characteristics in common which indicate distinctive origins.
people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock; "some biologists doubt that there are important genetic differences between races of human beings"
(biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
a biologically distinct group, such as Negro or Caucasian
a breeding population characterized by gene frequencies different from those of other populations of the same species
a category composed of men and women who share biologically transmitted traits that members of a society deem socially significant
a demograph that shares inherited biological characteristics transmitted genetically over a phenotypal population
a distinct population of humans distinguished in some way from other humans
a geographically separated, hence genetically somewhat distinctive, population within a species
a group of human beings who share physical traits and spiritual characteristics that distinguish them from other human groups (in these regards), and always reproduce those like them
a group of people that are rather alike to each other
a group of people who have similar bodily characteristics
a human population that is believed to be distinct in some way from other humans based on real or imagined physical differences
a lineal ethnic group which because of its genetic heritage, exhibits unique phenotypic features or patterns
an arbitrary category based on arbitrarily selected similarities
an intelligent, usually humanoid, species
a population of humans distinguished fro
a population of humans distinguished from other populations
a population that can be distinguished as a distinct subgroup within a species by genetically transmitted physical characteristics
a population that can be distinguished from other populations within a species by genetically transmitted physical characteristics
a population that shares both a common biological ancestry and essentially similar, mutually compatible genetic traits which distinguish it from all other populations and are not diminished or lost by within-group reproduction
a separate breeding population within a species
a species created during Era Aleph
a subsection of the same species, ie white and black people, in dogs a pitbull and a rotty
a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways as they're capable of understanding
The primary taxonomic category of which the individual identifies himself or herself as a member, or of which the parent identifies the child as a member. See American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African-American, Pacific Islander, White, and Unable to Determine. Also, see Hispanic.
category used to describe groups to which individuals belong, identify with, or belong in the eyes of the community. The categories do not denote scientific definitions of anthropological origins. A person may be counted in only one group.
Your character's species. In D&D, for example, you might be a human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc.
Group of people who are relatively homogenous with respect to biological inheritance. The Office of Management and Budget's Directive 15 states that the race categories represent a social-political construct designed for collecting data on the race and ethnicity of broad population groups in this country, and are not anthropologically or scientifically based.
A geographical population of humankind that possesses inherited distinctive physical characteristics that distinguish it from other populations.
A social (and not scientific) classification of people. The categories sometimes reflect continent e.g., Asian, or nationality e.g., Chinese. The terms and categories have shifted over time in the United States to reflect contemporary social and political realities. For example, Italians were once considered as nonWhite; the 1890 census listed separately Negroes, mulattoes, quadroons, and octoroons; and at the time of the 1900 Census Japanese and Chinese were the only sizeable group of Asians living in the United States. Currently, the major categories (based on self-identification) are White; Black; American Indian, Eskimo or Aleut; Asian or Pacific Islander; and other. Hispanic is not a racial category.
Features (e.g., skin, hair, and eye color) that are genetic (inherited) and shared by a large group of people. Social scientists now doubt whether race is a useful concept.
Many anthropologists consider that among homo sapiens, there are three races: Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid, and their various subdivisions. Others claim that there is only one race, the human race. Generally, this term is used to refer to the different varieties of human beings distinguished by physical traits and/or geographic points of origin.
This term is an extremely vague, misleading, and intractable folk concept about how people are to be categorized. It most accurately refers to a category of people perceived by society as being biologically different from others.
The race of the youth referred, as determined by the youth or by court personnel. White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the Middle East. (In both the population and court data, nearly all youth of Hispanic ethnicity were included in the white racial category.) Black: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Other: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North America, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands.
A social category used to classify large groups of people according to common ancestry and reliant on differentiation by distinctive hereditary physical characteristics such as colour of skin and eyes, hair texture, stature, and facial features.
A constructed category that is widely used to distinguish among various groups of human beings based on inherited biological or physical characteristics (such as skin colour or facial features). Although seemingly a neutral descriptive tool, race has functioned historically as a way to draw spurious connections between specific physical characteristics and the possession of certain behavioural traits assumed to be shared by all members of the race. The idea of race is therefore inseparable from the discriminatory attitude and practices of racism .
The divisions of the human species. These include the Mongoloid, Caucasoid, Negroid (including Cogoid and Capoid), and Australoid races. Due to racial mixing, the genetic and physiological differences are not always clear in individuals.
Term which suggests a primarily biological basis for differences between groups which is not supported by genetic studies. The term "ethnicity" is used in preference here.
In MUDs the term nearly always refers to the species a player's character belongs to. Eg: His race is human.
A population of individuals who identify themselves from a common history, nationality, or geographical place. When responses in the "race" line item on vital records are associated with the definition of Hispanic origin, they are re-coded to "white race," as described in the National Center for Health Statistics instruction manuals for coding vital records. Individuals identifying themselves as either "white," "black," or "other" race can be of any ethnic group.
A group of people classified together on the basis of physical and biological similarities.
subgroup of peoples possessing a definite combination of physical characters, of genetic origin, the combination of which to varying degrees distinguishes the subgroup from other subgroups of mankind.
Your characterâ€™s race: Dwarf, Elf, Hobbit, or Man.
A concept which focuses on differences in humans based on physical characteristics.
The terms "black", "white", and "other races" are used to denote the racial groups. Definitions used for classifying race are those specified by the Bureau of Census.
Subject's race: Select, "American Indian or Alaska Native", "Asian", "Black or African American", "Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander", or "White". See also OMB Standards for Federal Race and Ethnicity Data.
Race is defined as a group of people, often of a common geographic origin, that share genetically transmitted physical characteristics. Racism is the belief that these inherited characteristics affect an individualâ€(tm)s behavior or abilities.
A self classification by people according to the biological heritage with which they most closely identify. Race as used by the Bureau of the Census generally adheres to guidelines in Federal Statistical Directive No. 15, as issued by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
A group of people who have ancestry, physical characteristics, and cultural traditions in common. There is no genetic or "scientific" basis for the defining or classifying of an individual's "race."
A subdivision of a species that is capable of interbreeding with other members of the species.
As a biological concept, it defines groups of human beings based on a set of genetically transmitted characteristics, i.e., physical characteristics, including color. The concept of race as a socio-cultural concept is being replaced by the more appropriate concept of ethnicity. The concept of race as used socio-politically by the U.S. Census Bureau reflects self-identification by people according to the race or races with which they most closely identify. The latter socio-cultural and socio-political categories include both racial and national-origin groups.
A social and political (rather than scientific) way to categorize people on the basis of such physical characteristics as skin color, shape of eyes, texture of hair, body size and physique.
A classification of people into groups based on physical, cultural, or social characteristics. Ideas about race, such as how many categories to use, who belongs in which category, and what the differences mean, have changed over the years, both in popular usage and in official statistics. Since 1997, all forms from the federal government, such as the Census forms, allow people to report more than one race. The racial categories now include 1) white; 2) black, African American, or Negro; 3) American Indian or Alaska Native; 4) Asian 5) Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander; or 6) "Some other race."
Subspecies; a distinctive population
A distinguishable group of organisms of a particular species, that are geographically, ecologically, physiologically, physically and/or chromosomically distinct from other members of the species.
Refers to physical differences of skin tone, hair texture, and facial features. Because people can be grouped by any number of physical differences (height, foot size, resistance to certain diseases), race is an artificial way to categorize people. Nonetheless, race remains an important concept because of the social and political issues that arise from it.
African American Persons who reported their race as African American, Afro-American, Black or Negro, Black Puerto Rican, Jamaican, Nigerian, West Indian, or Haitian and who reported they were not of Hispanic origin. Asian and Pacific Islander Persons who reported their race as Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Asian Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, "Other Asian," or one of the Pacific Islander groups, and who reported they were not of Hispanic origin. Other Non-Hispanic Persons who reported their race as American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut, or "Other" entries not elsewhere classified, and who reported they were not of Hispanic origin. White Non-Hispanic Persons who reported their race as "White" or reported entries such as Canadian, German, Italian, Lebanese, Near Easterner, Arab, or Polish; and who reported they were not of Hispanic origin.
wine of distinction and class
An ethnic stock or division of humans. Naturalists and ethnographers have long divided humans into a variable number of distinct races. However, DNA and other genetic studies have revealed that that most genetic variation, about 94%, is within so-called racial groups while these racial groupings differ from one another only in about 6% of their genes. This means that there is greater genetic variation within racial groups than between them. The concept of race is a superficial and subjective one. All of humankind is a single species.
People in one of the major groups in society who are distinguished by certain physical characteristics, usually skin color. Major race groups in the United States include Latino/a, African American, Asian, Native American, and Caucasian/White.
Examples: Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, Black or White.
1. a family, tribe, people, or nation belonging to the same stock. 2. a class or kind of people unified by community of interests, habits, or characteristics. 3. a division of mankind possessing traits that are transmissible by descent and sufficient to characterize it as a distinct human type.
Ancestry and selected physical characteristics such as skin color, hair texture, and eye shape.
(pl. races): A group of individuals within a variety or species distinquished by behavior not morphology. (2)
An interbreeding group of individuals all of whom are genetically distinct from the members of other such groups of the same species. Usually these groups are geographically isolated from each another. ( Allaby 1991)
Race of the mother. In this report, race is categorized as "white", "black", "other", and "total", where "other" means all other races besides white and black including unknown. "Total" represents all races combined. In Indiana, "Hispanic" is classified as an individual's ethnicity, not his or her race; all Hispanics are classified as either "white Hispanic", "black Hispanic", or "other Hispanic".
The species the character belongs to e.g.Human, Elf, Dwarf, Vulcan...
Interbreeding group of animals that is genetically distinct from other such groups of the same species; races are usually geographically isolated from one another.
A social and political rather than a scientific construct, used to classify people according to common ancestry or descent. It differentiates by physical characteristics such as skin and eye color, hair type, stature, facial features, etc. Race is sometimes socially defined based on religion or language.
The federal government monitors the ethnic mix of all loans made by lenders to ensure there is no discrimination against any one group. While we are required to request this information so it can report it to the federal government, you are not required to provide it.
To qualify as an ethnic group for racial discrimination purposes under the Race Relations Act 1976, it has been decided by the Courts that a group must have a long shared history, a cultural tradition, a common language, literature and religion, and be a minority or oppressed group. A recent case held that Rastafarians did not qualify as an ethnic group.
As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau: Aleut, American Indian, Asian, Black (or Negro), Chinese, Eskimo, Filipino, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, Vietnamese, White, or "other."
A grouping of people who have common ancestries. The common races are human, dwarf, elf, gnome, half-elf, half-orc, and halfling. Race and class are selected for a new character just after ability scores are rolled. Racial modifiers are then applied to ability scores for characters of all races except human. These modifiers can bring a score above 18 or below 3, with the exception of Intelligence, which cannot drop below 3. Although all classes are available to all races, certain races perform better at certain classes.
Your character's species. For example, your character might be a human, elf, dwarf, halfling, etc.
A category of people who have been singled out as inferior or superior, often on the basis of physical characteristics such as skin colour, hair texture, and eye shape.
A geographical population of a species that is slightly different from other populations; a subspecies.
Race is defined primarily by society, not by genetics, and there are no universally accepted categories. Source: PRB
The term race distinguishes one population or group of an animal species (including human) from another. The most widely used human racial categories are based on visible traits (especially skin color, facial features and hair texture), genes, and self-identification. Conceptions of race, as well as specific racial groupings, vary by culture and over time, and are often controversial, for scientific reasons as well as because of their impact on social identity and identity politics.
Many fantasy stories and worlds call their main sentient humanoid species "races" rather than species. In most such worlds, these races are related, typically having evolved from one root species (most often either elves or humans) by magical or divine influence. The usage of the term in this context was popularized by J.
The historical definition of race was an immutable and distinct type or species, sharing distinct racial characteristics such as constitution, temperment, and mental abilities. These races were not conceived as being related with each other, but formed a hierarchy of inherent value called the Great Chain of Being with Europeans usually at the top. As time progressed, Darwin's theory of evolution was applied to races.