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The article “Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?” by Nicholas Kristof on the New York Times website from August 27, 2014 explains how young African-American males are the subjects of racism and stereotyping by society as a whole. This problem is largely caused by those who do not think of themselves...

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         The article “The One Place in Canada Where Racism is Still Tolerated: Native Reserves” by Jonathan Kay, printed in the National Post on September 22, 2014, reports how the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake continues to enforce a law that forbids mixed-race couples from living within the borders...

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Ethics Short Paper – Capital Punishment             In the article from October 2002, “Florida Execution of Aileen Wuornos: Another Morbid Media Spectacle”, by Kate Randall, the matter of capital punishment is covered in great detail. This article reports the case of Aileen Wuornos, a former...

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In Nigeria, a new law was passed on January 7, 2014 stating that “a person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies or organizations, or directly or indirectly makes public show of same sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offense and is liable on conviction to a...

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  Technology is today part of almost every aspect of a person’s life, it is used to communicate, to travel, to work and is now used in many schools for educational purposes. Information technology is the analysis and the use of systems like computer programs and telecommunications for storing,...

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asrh in Gendered World Views (Section 1)
September 16, 2014
                When I was a kid I never really had a favourite colour, and I still don't. However I do remember this one time I was in first grade, the teacher had the class do a poll on which colour was better than others. Each child could only vote once. At that time if I had to choose a...

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  “Oh sweetie, you aren’t a size 5? We don’t carry this dress in anything smaller than a size 5, sorry.” And all the size 0 employees giggle as her size 14 figure walks out because she just doesn’t fit in. Literally.  Somehow we, as a society, thinks this is ok, we seem to think that judging a...

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I am and always will be a huge gamer, and a female one at that. Sometimes I play RPGs, Role Playing Games, and I rarely play as a female in those games. Role Playing Games are made to give you a fantasy world, with in which you play as you like. It's a 'role play', and you play it however you like...

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/09/11/stress-can-hasten-death-in-older-men/74742.html   Summary: This article is about stress, and how it could lead to an earlier death than average for older men.  Carolyn Aldwin studied the effect of both types of stress: 1. everyday stress over everyday hassles...

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popcm in Gendered World Views (Section 4)
September 11, 2014
I've heard tons of stories about women feeling ashamed of themselves or being shamed by others after having been raped. Sexual assault, like other forms of physical violence, is a criminal offence that should not be excusable in any way. If a person were shot, stabbed, beaten or strangled, their...

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The article “Racism Is Canada’s Problem Too – Let’s Talk About It” by Craig and Mark Kielburger which was published on Huffington post, September 18th 2014, demonstrates that a lot of people believe that there is little to no racism in Canada, and ever since the Ferguson shooting, all the fingers have been pointed at the United States. However, the brothers emphasize that this is not true, and there is indeed a lot of racism going on in Canada.

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          The article "Racism is so Insidious, Even Black People Underestimate it" by Kali Holloway in The Guardian from September 29th, 2014 argues that racism is so far expanded in America that many fail to realize it from a day to day basis. It suggests that the results from polls that measure Americans perception of race is drastically showing that a massive amount of people from white decent believe that race is a minimal factor in police violence cases.

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            In Lauren Carasik’s article “United Nations watchdog US for persistent racism”,   from September 8, 2014, identifies how the United States discriminates against different   racial and ethnic groups especially in the legislative system. She concludes how the   United States should do legislative changes, policy initiatives, resource allocations and an   action plan to change the racial discrimination. The Convention on the Elimination of All  

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The article “London’s Barbican gallery shuts down Exhibit B installation after protests, accusations of racism” by Soraya Nadia McDonald in the National Post from October 1st, 2014 explains how an art space was accused of racism. An art installation named “Exhibit B” had to be shut down and cancelled because of protesters, the art installation displayed, according to a “black crowd”, was regarded as some racist content. The art show was made up of only black actors demonstrating African slavery throughout Europe during the 19th and 20th century.

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The article “American Schools are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds” written in the Huffington post explains that students of color who attend public schools are most likely to get punished and to have incompetent teachers. It is shown that students with a different “race” than white are most likely to get expelled or suspended. There are a large amount of teachers who fail to meet certification requirements and teach at public schools. Sadly, these teachers teach minority students which leads to low academic performance.

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In the article by Josh Elliott “Multiculturalism Minister Target of Racist Remark”, Tim Uppal Is the first Canadian Minister to wear a turban in the House of Commons.  Tim Uppal tweeted about a remark that a woman said to him and his family when leaving the tennis court in Ottawa. The woman said, “ Are they members and added why can’t they play in the day?

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The article “Torrence Collier, 11, says he faces racism, extreme bullying in Westport, Boy who is only black child in town uses separate washroom, under constant supervision while at school” written by CBC News on June 11 2014 explains that racism and bullying due to the color of your skin is still in strong force today. The article involves a young 11 year old boy who lives in a town with a population of 200 where he is the only African American civilian; he is repeatedly bullied at school.

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The article “Mario Balotelli’s Experience With Racism At World Cup Proves It’s Not a Thing Of the Past”, written for the Huffington Post Canada (no author) on june 27, 2014 explains that even if the majority of people think that racism is something from the past, it is not. Racism was really present in the last football World Cup. By example, racist remarks from soccer fans, media and even players from his own team affected Mario Balotelli, an Italian player. Even if he considers himself an Italian, he was attacked by racist messages because of his skin colour.

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           The article describes a recurring phenomena where young schoolgirls (16 to 24 on average) of the islamic faith are leaving western countries to go and fight in Syria. However, what is alarming is not the fact they have left: Muslims had already left proir, what is truly shocking is that these young women are leaving successful, loving homes to go to the Middle East. Some of them were attending university as well prior to their departure.

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