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by Monique Amelinckx on May 15, 2014
India’s social class is structured with a caste system.  It is a pyramidal hierarchy, from top to bottom:  Brahmin, Warriors, Traders/merchants, and Workers.  There exists another social class, the Untouchables.  The Untouchables are not in the pyramidal hierarchy however they are a part from society.

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by gab15478 on April 4, 2014
                                                 Quebec/India nationalist movements  

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by Sarah B. on April 2, 2014
As the definition of a nation develops, people with the same history, language, culture and religion, tend to form a nation in the same geographical territory. Like the Muslims in Pakistan and the Hindus in India, the French speakers are installed in Quebec while the English speakers are in the rest of the Canada. However, contrary to the Muslims, the French speakers are still in the same country than the English speakers. To that effect, the Quebecers did not reach the independence like the Muslims did. However, both nations had their own leader to follow.

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by Matthew Pellicer on April 2, 2014
Jinnah was at first a member of the INC. He supported Ghandi and strived to get rid of the British. The article, "Pakistan or the Partition of India" by B.R. Ambedkar, mentions that there are two groups of people in India: the Muslim and the Hindu. It states that it isn't because you are a separate group of people that you need to separate from each other. You need to learn to live together and accept each other because diversity is such a wonderful thing. In Switzerland, they have three different groups: the German, the Italian and the French.

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by MathieuGrover on April 2, 2014
Just like in Canada, in India and in almost every country, there happens to be some minorities and majorities. In India, the Muslims were minorities for a long period. The Hindus were way more and had more power and control over India than the Muslims. That is why many groups were created, just like the Muslim League, to support the Muslims and to help them gain their rights.

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by Amanda C on April 2, 2014
It is quite simple to begin making the comparison on the similarities that India/Pakistan and Canada/Quebec have in common. For instance, the first comparison we can establish is that these two countries, India and Canada were both colonized by British. Another similarity that can be taken into consideration is the fact that when we look at Canada, Quebec plays the minority role in our country. This is similar to India and how Muslims play the minority role while Hindus play the majority role.

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by Monique Amelinckx on April 2, 2014
Nationalism is made up of many values for the people living in a society.  In history, we can see famous identities who based themselves on nationalism for example, Adolf Hitler the Nazi leader in Germany who was an extremist nationalist.  Nationalism is characterized by people of “communities [who] share a special cultural proximity to each other.  By speaking the same language and sharing customs and traditions, the members of these communities are typically closer to one another in various ways than they are those who don’t share the culture” (Miscevic).  We can see strong nationalism in

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by Jsquesnel on April 2, 2014
There are many comparisons we can make about the issue of minorities and majorities in India and Canada due to their different nations composing the same country.  

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by Brianli on April 2, 2014
Religion, culture, nationality, tradition and language are what differ a person to another one and they are also the reason why people get united to form a group which we can refer it as a nation. Is it possible for two groups of different views to live together? In fact, it is possible. For instance, at first, India was composed of Hindus and Muslims. There were also English living with French in Canada. However, the fact that they have never trusted each other brought them to conflicts and the idea of independance.

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by alexandrabourcier on April 2, 2014
Muslims and Quebecers were both minorities in their country that wanted their own separated territory. Both developed some similar nationalist arguments. The main argument the Muslims were using has been explained by Jinnah in his most famous speech. He was saying that “it is the clearest statement of ‘the two-nation theory’, that Hindus and Muslims were more than two religions; they were two nations” (Bary and Hay 228). This argument is very similar to the one that the inhabitants of Quebec are using.

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by matthewburelle on April 2, 2014
Quebec is very simmilar to India in many different ways. in both of these places, there are two groups with different cultural and historical backgrounds, and in both of these cases, there is one group that is much larger than the other. In india, the hindu people represented a much larger portion of the population than the muslim people, just as in Quebec, the french speaking population is much larger than the english speaking population. one of the differences is that the muslim part of india seperated and became pakistan whereas Quebec never seperated from the rest of canada

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by MarcSirois on April 1, 2014
Formerly part of the great British Empire, Canada and India/Pakistan, share many similarities, but there are also discrepancies in their individual histories. The main similitude of colonial Canada and colonial India is the purpose of their colonisation. The goal of the British, in both cases, was to establish trade. They exploited the natives of each land, the First Nations in the Americas and the inhabitants of India, by buying large quantities of raw materials such as beaver fur/timber or cotton.

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by Frederic Mongrain on April 1, 2014
Every province or country has inequality toward the citizens that belong to them. For sure, they must obtain an agreement to fully lead a country to success. Canada is a large country that is represented by two major communities: the English Canadians and the French Canadians. However, we cannot ignore the fact that there is a notable minority of French Canadians that are known to be mainly found in Quebec. On the other hand, we can notice that India has points in common with Canada such as having several different communities.

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by Andrei on April 1, 2014
The situation of India and Pakistan is very similar of the situation of Quebec and Canada. To begin, they had a common source a problem (the British in this case) and they both had to ally in order to get rid of the problem. The Quebec is a minority in Canada and they want to be considered as a different country because of their different language, historical background, religion, traditions etc. Like the Muslim in India, the Quebec population tried to become an Independent country. Quebec tried twice with referendum but failed, unlike the Muslim who succeeded by creating Pakistan.

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by Catherine Tessi... on April 1, 2014
Although Canada and India are worlds apart, these countries do share some similarities. Both Canada and India have been British colonies; indeed, these countries have been colonized by England for economic purpose, meaning that British first came as traders. English settlers took control of the fur trade in Canada and the cotton trade in India. In other words, both countries supplied goods to the benefit of British. In both cases, British bought goods from natives for cheaper prices and sold them at higher prices, which contributed to British’s economy.

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by Charles-Philipp... on April 1, 2014
Both India and Canada have been a British colony. Where Canada’s problem began when the English came, India’s problem is at the heart of the country. The separation in Canada is mostly in Quebec (where the colony was at the time) and it is between english speaking people (which came from Britain) and the french speaking people (which came from France). The separation in India is between muslims and hindus, and is not located a particular region. In Quebec, some have the idea to make our province a country but it is not the majority who share this thought.

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by alexandrepeterson on April 1, 2014
Although Canada has a totally different culture from India and that both countries are far apart, they still share certain similarities between each other. In effect, both of them have had to deal with the decision to separate one of their provinces in two or not. Canada separated Quebec in two parts for a couple of years, whereas India resisted to separating one of its provinces in two : Bengal. In the late 18th century, the anglophone loyalists that recently immigrated to the province of Quebec did not feel comfortable with the French system.

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by frederiqueforget on April 1, 2014
Even if our world community is separated into many countries, it is known that not every country is homogenous. Indeed, many countries contain more than one nation, which means that people in the country do not share all share a common language, history, religion, ethnicity and culture. For instance, in Canada, French are separated from English. Another example that can be given is India, which has always been separated into Muslim and Hindus. Even if these two examples seem alike on the surface, they present many differences when we take a deeper look at them.

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by Éloïse Corbin on April 1, 2014
For the past forty years, Quebec has toyed with the idea of sovereignty. Some citizens strongly agree that Quebec should now be a country. The nationalist movement praises the concept of independence because its members believe Quebec should be a country to promulgate its own laws. Nowadays, there are laws that rally consensus in both, Quebec and Canada, such as the Charter of Rights and Freedom. To a certain degree, we can compare this Quebecois nationalism with the Pakistan nationalist movement. Pakistan also wished to separate from India.

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4 years 8 months ago

: I think that it is moral for a kid to consume medical illegal drugs, when she is dying, in order to avoid pain and suffering. As you explain in your case study, the kid had leukemia and was taking medical marijuana to cop symptoms. According to the utilitarianism principle, it is moral, because the action is causing more pleasure or enjoyment, because it`s avoid pain. You can also read the given link an interesting paper on medical drugs and morality (http://www.lawteacher.net/medical-law/essays/outline-is-the-legalization...).

4 years 8 months ago

: As a college student, I completely agree with you, that college student that we should improve our learning techniques. You made a good point, taking about sleep deprivation and multitasking. In your paper, you suggest that to have a good time to sleep increase the learning ability. I can say that you are actually right, because as personal experience, when i sleep about 7 or 8 hours, I am more able to be concentrated and retain what I previously learned in class. For more information, you can also see the given website (http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/benefits-of-sleep/le...).
That is talking about studies on sleeping time correlated to learning.

4 years 9 months ago

I decided to answer to your post because I wanted to know what exactly the ‘man box’ was. Now I understand better: the Man Box is based on stereotypes about men and can be influenced by social pressure. It is based on the expectations of the society. However, don’t you agree that a lot of groups can also put in this kind of ‘box’?
Our society has high expectations about genders’ roles. Like you said, men are expected to be strong physically and mentally, and women should be passive, lovely and are seen as weak. So women also have this kind of box. Some men do not like playing sports and some are very emotive and they are still men. I somewhat agree with you when you say that women are one of the causes of this concept. Yes, women can have high expectations about men. Some expect ‘’their man’’ to be a ‘’real man’’. But what does it means? Again, like you said, a ‘’real man’’, regarding the society, is the tough guy. However, isn’t it a little bit stereotyping women saying this? I think men stressed themselves a lot with that, and not all women are looking for a tough guy. Today, women begin to be more independent, they need less protection. They want to have as much as rights as men and they want to achieve the same status. But again, it is hard to get out of this box, because it is an idea that was socially constructed, just like racism. Once an idea created, it is hard to remove it, because an idea is not concrete. Men are not the only ones that can be put in this box. Some ethnic groups are too. I think there is a link to do between genders’ roles and racism: both are based on appearance, both experience discrimination and both are stereotyped. I think there is a lot of misinterpretation in all that. People should open their eyes and understand that no groups can be put in a ‘box’. Humans created this concept; just humans invented social expectations. Therefore, the only way to get rid of these stereotypes would be to talk openly about the subject and only time will tell if human can progress.

Reply to: Cheating in Sports
4 years 9 months ago

Good point in your article. You state that it is immoral to use drugs, in order to have an advantage on others. According to your statement, we can use Kant`s theory, saying that if everyone was using drugs in sports, it could be self-defeating, because everybody in this case is acting immorally. You can also look on ¨ https://philosophynow.org/issues/102/Professional_Baseball_and_Performan...¨ where all the theory is explained.

Reply to: Cheating in Sports
4 years 9 months ago

Good point in your article. You state that it is immoral to use drugs, in order to have an advantage on others. According to your statement, we can use Kant`s theory, saying that if everyone was using drugs in sports, it could be self-defeating, because everybody in this case is acting immorally. You can also look on ¨ https://philosophynow.org/issues/102/Professional_Baseball_and_Performan...¨ where all the theory is explained.

4 years 9 months ago

I did a lot of research on the Serbs’ ethnic cleansing that occurred in the spring of 1992. This is one of the major reasons I decided to answer to your post. I have learned about their past history and I have discovered the atrocities that occurred within the ethnic groups. As you might know, Serbs wanted to form a Great Serbia which led to genocide. Many different ethnic groups were involved, and Albanians were one of them.

Your post is the continuity of my researches, because it shows the impacts of the ethnic tensions many years later after the genocide, and I find it very interesting to conclude that tensions are still there. I though men were able to move forward…but as your post suggests it, tensions and hatred that happened many years ago can be still present in a country. As you said, these tensions exist since decades. I am surprised to see how time is not sufficient in terms of doing progress. So how much time will it take for human to move forward regarding the concept of racism?

In your article summary, you said it was politically accepted that no representation of the Albanians ethnicity (in any form) was allowed. It is awful to see that politics have such immoral values. I agree with you when you said that political problems have no reason to be on a soccer field. As you said, sports should bring people together. Also, I think people should dissociate politics with these kinds of events. However, it is somewhat impossible because pasts historical tensions will always have an impact on how two countries will play against each other on a field for a game. I think vengeance is a powerful motivation in these kinds of situations. I know it is important to consider the historical context when we discuss about racism. However, I think that in some cases, the past should be forgotten. Since the beginning, Serbs seek for power brought conflicts and created a massacre. Their actions were not justified many years ago; it is still now not justifiable. Again, it is easy to say that. Moving forward seems to be a hard thing to do.

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4 years 10 months ago

I agree with you when you say that people should decie if they want to die or not. You also made a good argument, over people which decide for people you are no longer able to decide of their life by themself. This is subctive, because a person`s opinion influences on someone. Your article is also interesting, because we can see that since 2013, things changed! as you can see in CBC article "Quebec passes landmark end-of-life-care bill"(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-passes-landmark-end-of-lif...). So, the government passed a bill that allows dying people to decide by themselves to die.

4 years 10 months ago

I agree with you, when you state that people shoud be educated about other cultures and to learn that you can not judge someone because of his origins. You also made a good point, aboout the correlation between racism and the unstable economy and that descimination in Australia increases by 7 percent between 2012 to 2014. In addition, you can also see in the Helena smith`s article, "SS songs and antisemitism: the week Golden Dawn turned openly Nazi"(http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/07/greece-golden-dawn-fascism-...), that unstable economy also leads in neo nazi political party. as examle, the Greek party called Golden dawned, was becoming popular. When can see a correlation with the really unstable Greek`s economy and the fact that people tends to vote for this kind of party, know as racism. as the Hitler`s party, golden dawned is against jews and other minorities.

4 years 10 months ago

You made some good points in your article, describing reasons why death penalty is immoral. Such as you apply the humanistic principle, that whatever what a human did, there is no reason to kill him. I completly agree with you. As gandhi said, ¨an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind¨. So even if a human kills someone, there is other reasons to punish him. I also agree with your statement that someone could be convicted with death penalty even if he did nothing, because of a mistrial. You provides a good argument with the texans case, explainning that since 2001, 30 people were convicted of death penalty by error. In addition, in the essay ¨Bias in the Box ¨(http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/documents/BiasInTheBoxA.pdf), Dax-Devlon Ross is also suggestiong that somtimes, blacks are disadvantaged, because of a completly white and bias jury in the North Carolina state.

4 years 10 months ago

I think your point of view is brilliant. Your title is very captivating; this is the first reason why I have chosen to answer to your summary. You are right: we will never be able to kill the racist phenomena. Why? It is quite simple: the majority still has racist statements without knowing it or without admitting it. Like you said, it is maybe unconscious. Racism is an idea created by the society. We, human, have created this concept. In my point of view, this concept is not an image of humanity. Once we create an idea, it is so hard to remove it because people believe in it. We cannot control how people think, and how the idea can be spread. This is why this idea is so vicious. How can people still believe today that some ‘’races’’ are superior? I guess, just like the example you provided about video games, we are not totally conscious of everything. The concept of race is alive in us and in the society. I agree with you: we tend to generalize everything and everybody which leads to racists thoughts. However, I do not think we are all evil. What I am trying to say is that, yes, maybe a part of us still have an unconscious racist background, but I think that the important thing to do is to be able to make concrete actions. We cannot control our subconscious, but we can still control our thoughts, our words and our actions. There is not so much we can do about racism, because it is an idea that we cannot control. But we can talk about the issue; make sure that everybody understands it better. This way, we can make our difference. One day, unconscious will not bother us anymore because we will have understood the atrocity of this big lie. For the moment, we can only work on ourselves. Your point of view is interesting; it makes me think a lot about people’s intention when they claim themselves as being ‘’not racist’’.

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