Race is a very touchy subject in society today. It used to be that race wasn’t a problem and racism was accepted and encouraged basically everywhere. Nowadays, it is not alright. It is not alright to be racist and it is becoming less and less alright to use race in any situation. I recently read Jared Diamond’s article ``Race Without Color`` and one part I very much liked was when he said that we cannot classify people like we do with animals because it changes how we view that person. He says that when we classify someone as different than us we subconsciously justify discrimination. He says... [+] Read more
Part A) Summary.
The article that I will be summarizing is entitled "How Systematic Racism Entangles All Police Officers - Even Black Cops" by German Lopez on May 7th, 2015 for Vox. The Article's main focus relies on how systemic racism and bias has an effect on all police officers working under the United States Law Enforcement, no matter what race they may be associated with. The author introduces his topic by bringing focus onto a black police officer named Neil Franklin.... [+] Read more
The article that I will be focusing on is entitled “When His Beautiful Wedding Photos Were Used for a Racist Meme, This Man Fought Back” by Margarita Noriega on June 2nd, 2015 for Vox. The article mainly focuses on the internet's unfortunate ability to transform beautiful and personal moments into offensive, racist slurs, and how one man sets the record straight. On September 13th 2014, Adam and Tisa Harris were officially pronounced as a newly-wed couple. Eleven days later, Adam uploaded his wedding photos on his personal Tumblr blog. These photos demonstrate a teary-eyed Adam, as he... [+] Read more
In the article Racism Is Canada’s Problem, Too-Let’s Talk about It, Craig and Marc Keilburger, written on September 18th 2014 for The Huffington Post, talk about the various ways that Canada, as a multicultural society, is still not done with its racist ideologies. They give various examples of these instances, including how Canada’s Minister of State fir Multiculturalism was thrown angry racial slurs from a woman just because he is Sikh and happened to be in the same tennis club as her. She went on to say that he was probably unemployed, which is a completely rude and uncalled for... [+] Read more