Diverse ethnic roots have been known to bear a central role in determining individual and collective behavior. This follows from the fact that, human behavior though inherently rooted in ones personality, is also a product of the environment in which one is brought up (Logan, 2010, p.1).
Geographic location, ethnic believes, ethnic traditions, and ethnic dispositions are some of the universal philosophies binding every ethnic group into a unique whole subset in the world. Ethnic diversity is usually accompanied with both positive and negative attributes to individual and group behavior.
As such, one ethnic group may consider a certain behavioral practice as socially unethical whereas another would consider it to be ethical. For instance, whereas female genital mutilation is unheard-of in the United States of America, it is an ethically acclaimed practice in the better part of the African scenario.
Geographic roots of an individual impact ones behavior in the sense that rich socio-environmental endowment would have positive correlation to the acquisition of normal behavioral patterns while the converse would apply for abnormal behavior patterns.
In some situations, one may be raised in an environment where his/her ethnicity is the minority, in which case, one’s behavioral expressions are suppressed by the majority as they look down upon his/her background.
Logan, J. (2010). Environmental change initiative – People. Retrieved from https://www.brown.edu/academics/institute-environment-society/?id=1132321910