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Carrie’s (2014) study investigated the relationship between white students in an all-white high school and the concept of race. The researcher wanted to know how white high school students living in a suburban working-class neighborhood in the United States of America developed their social identity. She also wanted to see if the students were aware of their white privilege since the students considered themselves to be “normal”. She wanted to see if the students living in town where whiteness dominants, would be able to discuss the concept of race.

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  Racial profiling is an issue that has been plaguing this country for centuries, however today lives are being taken for the blatant ignorance of the ones who are supposed to keep us safe. Black Lives Matter is a movement that promotes the importance of the lives of African American people being executed by police. Eric Garner is an example of a young black unarmed man being targeted and killed for simply no reason at all.

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Two weeks ago, in Queensbury, Australia, a customer entered a coffee shop and told the barista, a South-Sudanese woman, that she wanted to be served by a white person. The barista, Josie Ajak, told her it was not a problem. She then told her coworkers that this woman was racist and that no one should serve her. The next day, her friend shared Josie’s story on social media. Since then, the hashtag buy a coffee from Josie (#buyacoffeefromjosie) has been trending on every social platform.

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Two weeks ago, in Queensbury, Australia, a customer entered a coffee shop and told the barista, a South-Sudanese woman, that she wanted to be served by a white person. The barista, Josie Ajak, told her it was not a problem. She then told her coworkers that this woman was racist and that no one should serve her. The next day, her friend shared Josie’s story on social media. Since then, the hashtag buy a coffee from Josie (#buyacoffeefromjosie) has been trending on every social platform.

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Tyre King, black robbery suspect, was shot by white police officer in Columbus, Ohio after running from the police. It appeared that King pulled out a BB gun which looked like an actual hand gun, from the waistband of his pants and aimed at the officer.

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For a long time, race has been used as an excuse to classify people into different categories and to discriminate against people that seem different from us. But as we saw in class, race does not exist biologically, it is a social construct which means that it has been developed by society. This was all news to me. I was not aware that race did not exist biologically but was merely something that had been evented by society. I did not know that there was nothing different internally between me and my fellow colleagues in this class.

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