How Does Race Shape Individual Identity

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While race and ethnicity share an ideology of common ancestry, they differ in several ways. Acknowledging something's existence comes to play with identity. People are deeply driven by their sense of identity, of who they are. Often times an individual race shapes their identity. Therefore, motivation and hate makes a case on how an individual identity is constructed by race. As oppressive African Americans struggle more in society, their conditions motivate them to survive and prosper through adversity. This ideas was introduced when President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his speech “The American Promise”. His speech highlighted his concerns for the nation while supporting ideas about equality and the need for Congress to pass the Voting

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