Thus, one may be Black, White, Brown, Filipino, Chinese, or Asian. Ethnic or racial identity is the extent to which a person of color perceives oneself to share a common heritage with ones sociocultural group. (introspection) provides the right amount of balance between the dominant culture and a strong sense of ethnic identity with
A wide range of terminology is used, often interchangeably, to describe the minority ethnic group population as a whole and major segments of it. While some terms have been extended to give clarity, as in Asian, Black and other minority ethnic, much in this lexicon remains cumbersome or
Asian Americans. Any examination of racial identity among Asian Americans must be informed by an awareness of important subgroup differences. Several subgroups, such as Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and Asian Indian, are usually included in the Asian racial category.