Race Is Emic

Race is an emic, not etic concept. In other words, it is in the minds of the beholders, nor an objective fact.


In anthropology, folkloristics, and the social  and  behavioral sciences, emic and  etic refer to two kinds of field research done and viewpoints obtained:[1] emic, from within the social group from  the perspective of the subject) and etic, from outside (from the perspective of the observer.