Race
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Categories of people based upon traits that may be inherited or passed through a gene pool.

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  • "race": a distinguishable group of organisms of a particular species that is geographically, ecologically, physiologically, physically, and/or genetically distinct from other members of the species "race": a population differing from others; refers to a unit below the subspecies level which is not given a taxonomic name
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  • Race of the reference person of the consumer unit. Families are included in three racial groups: Black or African-American; Asian; and White and All Other Races. The "All Other Races" group comprises such races as Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islanders, and those reporting more than one race.

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  • Race and ethnicity are treated as separate concepts in the federal statistical system. The SBO asks both a race and an ethnicity question. Based on self-identification, the question on race asks respondents to report the race or races they consider the business owner(s) to be.

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  • Means any of the different varieties of human beings as distinguished by physical characteristics; one among the group of populations constituting humanity, where differences are biological in nature and are transmitted genetically. The term is inaccurate when applied to national, religious, geographic, linguistic, or cultural groups.

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  • The tracks that the bearing balls rest on. Bearings have an outer and an inner race.

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  • The concept of race as used by the Census Bureau does not denote a clear-cut scientific definition of biological stock. Race was determined for each person in the household on the basis of a question that asked for the respondent´s identification of a person's race in one or more of the following categories:

    1. White
    2. Black or African American
    3. American Indian or Alaska Native
    4. Chinese
    5. Filipino
    6. Korean
    7. Vietnamese
    8. Asian Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi
    9. Other Asian
    10. Native Hawaiian
    11. Other Pacific Islander

    Beginning with the 1993 NYCHVS, all persons who reported their race as other were allocated to one of the major race categories, as were persons not reporting race. Beginning in 2002, respondents were able to report multiple races. Thus, use caution when comparing racial data across surveys. For a further explanation of these differences see the section, "Relationship to Previous NYCHVS surveys" that starts in theOverview [PDF - 194K] .

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  • For this survey respondents self identify with one or more racial categories. Racial categories for this report are white only, black only, and other race only. The "other" category is composed of Asian Pacific Islanders, and American Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos, if only one of these races is given. Persons reporting two or more races are included in the category of "more than one race". The race of the head of household is use for computing household crime demographics.
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    The EU is firmly opposed to any discrimination based on race. Article 19 of the Treaty empowers the EU to pass laws against discrimination based, for instance, on racial or ethnic origin.

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  • Race is a fluid concept used to group people according to various factors including, ancestral background and social identity. Race is also used to group people that share a set of visible characteristics, such as skin color and facial features. Though these visible traits are influenced by genes, the vast majority of genetic variation exists within racial groups and not between them. Race is an ideology and for this reason, many scientists believe that race should be more accurately described as a social construct and not a biological one.

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