This book is an introduction or primer to ethnic studies and is not a complete or comprehensive review of the literature. We identified and included major concepts, theories, perspectives, and voices in ethnic studies with research from anthropology, history, political science, psychology, and sociology to offer an inclusive approach for critical inquiry. The content was reviewed by our peers using the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges Open Educational Resources Initiative Evaluation Rubric and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism (IDEA) Audit Framework. The manuscript is openly licensed to offer our readers the opportunity to revise, remix, redistribute, reuse, retain, and expand the literature to fit learning needs. We encourage you to think about and consider your own family history, stories, and traditions as you explore and build on this content.