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Social Justice & Human Rights: Race / Ethnicity / Nationality

Some Lingering Questions

Is African an Ethnicity?

  • No, African is not an ethnicity, as Africa is a continent of over 50 countries, and there are thousands of different ethnic groups therein.

What is the difference between Latinx and Hispanic?

  • Latinx people have roots in Latin America, while Hispanic people have roots in Spanish-speaking countries. A person can be Latinx but not necessarily Hispanic (for example, the primary language in the South American country Brazil is Portuguese), and someone from Spain would be Hispanic but not Latinx.

Is nationality the same as ethnicity?

  • In some instances, yes. However, many different countries have more than one ethnicity within them. In addition, nationality may be defined by a country through a political lens, rather than by ethnicity.

What does BIPOC mean?

  • BIPOC is an abbreviation for Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color.




  • 13th: Netflix 
  • Blindspotting: Amazon Prime
  • Dear White People (series): Netflix
  • Dear White People (movie), Burbank Media Collection, Video PN1995.9 C55 D437 2015
  • Do the Right Thing: Swank
  • Fruitvale Station: Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Rent
  • The Hate U Give: Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Rent
  • I am Not Your Negro: Kanopy
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, Burbank Media Collection, Video PS3552 .A45 I523 2019 
  • Selma: Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Rent
  • When They See Us: Netflix


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