Race and ethnicity are terms that are commonly confused in everyday life. Furthermore, the concepts of racism, stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination are often topics of discussion without much thought as to their precise meaning. First, discuss in your life how these terms have been used by yourself, friends, and family members and how that usage differs from sociological understanding. Second, comment on whether or not these terms have played a role in your life (positive or negative) and in what manner. Third, imagine that you identify yourself under the label “Hispanic”; given the knowledge presented, how might you respond to the following statement: “But you don’t look Hispanic … !” Fourth and finally, post a response to another classmate’s posting discussing your thoughts in a respectful and thoughtful manner. What stood out to you about their discussion? Can you empathize?