Race, Ethnicity, Nationality and Jellybeans

Race, Ethnicity, Nationality and Jellybeans


race ethnicity and nationality are three
terms that gets thrown around a lot, and all too often they’re used interchangeably,
ignored, or just used incorrectly. But each of these words actually has a very
distinct meaning and I’m gonna talk about them today using my favorite candy. Jellybeans. Let’s start with Race. Now, you may have heard someone say “race is a
human construct” and that’s true race is a mode of categorization that’s
based on physical appearance, so in the case of jellybeans race is color. Because
race is based on appearance, to some degree it’s ascribed – meaning that people
are assigned and racial categories based on what other people see. Even if
somebody could be mistaken for a certain racial category can still apply to them. These categories of fluid and our ideas
of regional groupings change all the time. It’s also important to remember
that a person can have parents with two different racial backgrounds, the
population of the world is becoming increasingly mixed, but even a person
with multiple races will still ultimately belong to a racial category
themselves whether or not it’s the same as their parents. Race is a huge
factor in daily life, but it isn’t the whole picture. The term race does not
capture the complexities of ethnicity ethnicity refers to the ethnic group or
groups that a person belongs to. It’s a part of a person’s heritage and ancestry,
and the case of Jellybeans ethnicity is like the flavor. Two people who were in
the same racial group can still have very different ethnicities. For example
all of these are red but this one is cinnamon and this one is cherry. Two
people in the same racial group can and often do have very different backgrounds.
It’s also important to note that there are some groups who are unable to trace their specific ethnic heritage because of things like slavery assimilation and
genocide. Ethnicity is a huge part of identity formation and development but
it’s still not the same as nationality. The word nationality refers to someone’s
national origin, the country where they hold citizenship. For jellybeans, nationality is like the bag that a bean comes from. People of the same race or ethnicity can come
from all different nations, like the watermelon bean that’s in camo mix and
kids mix or the lemon-lime bean that’s in all three. And nationality is flexible: if
a person immigrates, their nationality can change. People can have dual
citizenship or sometimes no citizenship at all. So now you know! As a quick recap race is a mode of categorization based on physical appearance – like the color of a
jelly bean. Ethnicity as a person’s actual ethnic background based on their
ancestry – like the flavor of a jelly bean. And nationality is the place where
person holds citizenship, which is like the jellybean’s bag. Now that you know
the difference you can having much more comprehensive conversation about
identity issues. Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoyed this video because I totally
enjoyed eating these jelly beans afterward!

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    Tobey Sanford

    This is awesome. I used jelly beans as a verbal analogy off-the-cuff yesterday in class , but you've made some fantastic connections here that I can't wait to show my students today.

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    Rustycaddy

    The world isn't being mixed, it's mainly the U.S that is being mixed… And Western countries like the U.K have been so open to immigration while most of the world countries have a dominant ethnic group, such like North Korea, where 99% of the populace is Korean, and super small ethnic groups like Japanese, Chinese and Russians live in North Korea, and they end up either leaving or marrying and making children with a Korean person and become apart of the dominant ethnic group in that country.

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    Zena Abdallah

    Does place of birth affect ethnicity? Like if an individual had two 100% Turkish parents but was born in Sweden, would that individual have any Swedish in them? Or no, since they have no genetic ties to Sweden? Thanks!

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    JitterBob

    This is like a really good video… I'm surprised t doesn't have more views. I'll share it on my Facebook. Thanks for making it! Creative and easy to understand!

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    D.R. Williams

    I wish someone would clarify the Fact that "race", is 'species'; and that there is only 1 race/species, that we All belong to: The 'Human Race'. Technically, even the term, "racism" is used somewhat incorrectly, as it, technically, describes a lack of understanding or certain scientific facts(essentially, true 'racists' are mentally deficient/lacking in the understanding of the Fact, that we are all the same 'Race' – and that the "differences" they "perceive" aren't real).

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    Schmuck Joomer

    Flawed analagy. Skin color is not indicative of race. Asians have white skin but they are not "white" genetically. Aboriginals in Australia have black skin but are not African. We do not categorizes people by color thats really psuedo science on your part.
    It's more accurate to compare a red jelly Bean to a red Skittle to an red M&M if you're to define race by color.
    The genus is homosapien (candy) the species is what type of candy so to speak. That's an accurate analagy depicting race.
    African , Arab , European is like starburst, gummy bear, sweet tarts. They're all candy(human) but with distinctly different qualities. Races even have different smells.

    Ethnicity is equivalent to the different flavors. All Chinese are asian not all asians are Chinese . Jelly beans all have a flavor not all jelly beans are popcorn flavored.

    Furthermore a nation is not defined by location geographically. When Spain conquered the Savage races of central America, they were still the Spanish nation.

    This really needs to be redone in the proper context, the author has clearly let the media induced bias of political correctness falsify the work.

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    Schmuck Joomer

    Race is a social Construct…unless you're a white man in current year than race is definitely distinguishable lol.

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    Role-Model

    https://www.gatheringofchrist.org/faq-items/are-there-mixed-peoplerace-according-to-the-bible/

    Anybody notice the word clueless in the first paragraph further indication that this world tampers with Bibles

    John race is black has intercourse with a woman named Kate. Kate race is Mexican Filipino and Asian they have a child now let's say that child name is Jonathan. Jonathan becomes an adult Jonathan kids with a white girl named Anna. Jonathan and Anna have a child named Chris. What is Chris's race if they're all going by the father's side black don't forget Jonathan is a father now

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    Eman C

    Where does the category asian fall under? It wouldn't make sense for it to be under "Race" because it's a continent. No one says "European" or "Australian" as race. Being asian should fall under ethnicity no? But if it did, there would be no point in saying it because example. I would just say my Asian Nation, "Im chinese," for ethnicity. No one would say "I'm Asian Chinese," Likewise with other continents. But now you go to nationality, which is just "citizenship and where I'm born" ? So "I'm American." Would I include Chinese to be "I'm American Chinese" ?. Why do ethnicity and nationality go together now if they're not the same? I'm just very confused and in the video it makes sense but I figured ethnicity is more like continent, and nationality is Nation. So if someone asked me I would say "My ethnicity is asian" and "My nationality is American Chinese." I've always said it like this because it makes the most sense to me. Race White, ethnicity Asian and nationality American Chinese.

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    KERISIANO ELLIS

    Disregard these "you have a flaw" comments… This is a great video! Simple and to the point. This video was used as a reference for an Anthropology class I was in. This really helped!

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    Darrell T

    Good explanation. I am not sure of the people who choose Thumbs down on some post but as a teacher I thought it was a great common sense explanation.

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    Zeke Dassay

    This video took a complex matter and made it very simple to comprehend. Thank you, even my 10 year old could understand this.

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    Elect Stylez

    I'm not sure about the nationality definition. She blended in with citizenship which allows for ppl strip of there land a d heritage to be absorbed by the dominate society

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    88mroux

    Ethnicity relates to geographic, cultural or racial groups. So a person can be ethnically Japanese, or Latin American or Chinese or Indian, or Pacific Islander, etc., all around the World. Skin color or other racial characteristics are MEANINGLESS. However, culture difference can matter a great deal. Some cultures are better than others for freedom, prosperity, and human dignity.

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    Mind Wedgie

    Why do the black jellybeans that are 100% black have the same ave IQ, world wide? Same for white, mixed black and white jellybeans, etc?
    Why do all these jellybeans have different IQ averages, regardless of education, money spent per student, diet, or SES born into?

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    javalin2213

    This question has never answered. When referring to race, what makes someone black, white, Asian and so forth other than the white man said so.

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    Blessing Ofori

    So basically from the video race is your color ethnicity is like where your parents and ancestors are from and nationality is where your citizenship is

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