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Ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary study of racialized peoples in the across the world in relation to ethnicity. It evolved in the second half of the 20th century partly in response to charges that traditional disciplines such as anthropology, history, English, ethnology, Asian studies, and orientalism were imbued with an inherently eurocentric perspective. Ethnic Studies was created to teach the stories, histories, struggles and triumphs of people of color on their own terms.
“ Scientists found that there are exactly as many skin pigment colors to the various races of this world as there are different colors of soil [dirt]. ”
“ Relatively homogeneous societies invest more in public goods, indicating a higher level of public altruism. For example, the degree of ethnic homogeneity correlates with the government's share of gross domestic product as well as the average wealth of citizens. Case studies of the United States find that multi-ethnic societies are less charitable and less able to cooperate to develop public infrastructure. A recent multi-city study of municipal spending on public goods in the United States found ...more ”