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In 2008, there was a survey conducted by Grossman and Charmaraman regarding the issue of racial-ethnic centrality (the degree to which people identify race as an important and crucial part of their identity), white privilege, and what it means to be white. Their sample size was 793 white teens (ages 14-21) from three different high schools in the New England area, and approximately 50% of the participants were female.

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this article took a look at the problems that come along with the use of Native American based names and mascots on sports teams across the country

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Despite the progress that America has made since the 1960’s with the Black Civil Rights Movement, there is still a tremendous amount of racism in the United States. A prime example of this happened to Dr. Tamika Cross, who is a black doctor from Houston, Texas. Dr. Cross was on a plane flying out of Detroit when a fellow passenger on her flight became unconscious. A woman began screaming for help, so naturally, Dr. Cross stood up and offered her assistance. Instead of being greeted with gratitude, she was greeted with “blatant discrimination” as quoted from Tamika Cross.

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    There is so much problems on the planet that could be overcomed by stronger wills of inhabitants. Most problems that we face nowadays are caused by men “cleverness” that sometimes can be very destructive. The planet is starting to age, because of her tiredness of men’s fights. Citizens, children, women, men, foreigners are tagged, but  now it is time to stop putting names on what we see and start being one whole that support each other. Oxfam

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The issue of aboriginal abuse in Canada and the United States has been an ongoing one for many years now, and it is just recent that it has gotten more attention in the news and in the academic world.

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Even during the twenty-first century, there is still violence occurring towards animals. Several laws were newly installed in order to help animal cruelty situations, but there are still a lot of animal abuse occurring in the world. In this essay, animal abuse will be argued to still be common nowadays for small animals and farmed animals. It will also be viewed as the responsibility of a  veterinarian to see and protect the animal’s rights whenever it sees animal abuse made on one of their patients.

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Migration in the world is strating to have an impact on everyone. This reality is tranforming societies into multicultural ones. Plural societies are often having all sorts of trouble while dealing with all their differences. All cultures cherish their identities and want to preserve them. The question of how societies should manage the cultural ethcnic, racials, and linguistic differences stays a controversial debate. Is it possible to manage diversity into multicultural societies? Several models are proposing solution to create perfect cohesive communities.

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On March 9th, 2016 the Washington Post published an article by Sari Horwitz entitled, “The Hard Lives - and High Suicide Rate - of Native American Children on Reservations” which provided some insight on the alarming rates of suicide in the aboriginal community. On the Gila River Indian reservation in Arizona, eight teens have killed themselves over the past year and there are several sights, such as a particular tree where one girl hung herself, where they are advised to stay away from because of superstitious reasons.

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Justin Trudeau was elected as the Prime Minister of Canada on November 4th, 2015, and he has been working on improving the relationship between the government and the First Nations of Canada. Before that, I would like to introduce Justin Trudeau as more than just the Prime Minister of Canada. He is the eldest son of former Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau and he was born on December 25th, 1971 in Ottawa. In 1994, Justin Trudeau received a Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in English Literature and an education degree from the University of British Columbia in 1998.

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An academic journal entitled, “Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse and Subsequent Depressive and Anxiety Disorders for Two American Indian Tribe” published by the Psychological Medicine in 2005 reveals the tremendous impact that childhood trauma in Native American communities has on children and the lasting effects it has when they become adults. The researchers studied 3, 084 Native Americans from two different tribes, and the participants were asked about family history, major traumatic events in their lifetime, and they were tested for depression and various anxiety disorders.

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In an article published on November 18th, 2014  by ThinkProgess.org written by Tara Culp-Ressler entitled, “The Shocking Rates Of Violence And Abuse Facing Native American Kids” sheds light on the horrifying abuse that affects children on Native American tribal reserves. The author reports that these children’s lives are being “destroyed by relentless violence and trauma.” The abuse and trauma has resulted in these children experiencing PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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Recently, my class and I were asked to contact four non-profit organizations of our choice, requesting information about possible volunteer opportunities. I sent out 4 emails and did not receive one reply. So, unfortunately, I don’t have any volunteer opportunities to share with you. What I do have, though, is the names and websites of the organizations so that anyone interested does not waste their time like I did. The following organizations do not respond to volunteer emails:

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One of the core principles of humanity is that fact that every human being is born free and equal. However, during the course of history, men have somewhat struggled to follow this notion of equality as evidenced by degrading practices such as slavery and the fact that women were once considered inferior to men. As mentioned earlier, women used to be regarded as sexually inferior to men, to the point where they had to fight to obtain the right to vote, to this day women’s suffrage remains an ongoing issue in the world.

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The issue of missing, murdered, and heavily abused Native American women have been a problem in Canada and the United Sates for some time now, and each country/state/province seems to take a different approach on how to deal with the situation, and how to report it.

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            Vitaco, a well-known Australian corporation that deals primarily with health and wellness products, was publicly scorned for their low-carb chocolate bar advertisement. The ad portrayed a headless woman with emaciated arms, a perfectly airbrushed torso, and cleavage. “Keep Australia Beautiful… The Body Beautiful Bar”. This slogan, to which the company proudly supports, articulates the view that every woman should replicate the thin body-type. For young girls around the world who have not even fully undergone puberty, body image is a very serious issue.

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The Montreal Gazette posted an article on January 31st, 2016 by Linda Gyulai entitled, “The city of Montreal's $10-million office relocation” which exemplifies the “deep pockets” of Montreal as the author puts it. Montreal citizens will end up paying upwards of $10 million dollars to turn an empty building in Côte-des-Neiges into a new building for the Montreal Fire Department. Almost half of that $10 million has been spent on renovations in the building, since the structure has been empty for a number of years, and was bought by the city in 2011.

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       As of the 2015 municipal elections in Saudi Arabia, women have officially been given the right to vote and run for office (Batrawy). This country has been progressively growing out of its male-dominant mindset in this modern age, allowing for the “gender apartheid” to slowly degenerate (Manea). However, because the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia goes by the Qur’an as a model for their laws, strict gender expectations still apply nonetheless.

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An article from The Huffington Post Canada published on January 22nd, 2016 written by Hijal De Sarkar titled, “Militarizing Police Does Not Serve or Protect Canadian Citizens” revealed that the Canadian government intends to turn our police into American copycats. According to this article, the Canadian government has ordered semi-automatic assault rifles for the Toronto police force, specifically for their front-line officers. These weapons will cost $2,500 each and will be in every patrol car in Toronto by May 2016.

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On January 19th, 2016 an article from the Montréal Gazette written by Linda Gyulai titled, “Coderre hired pal at $670 a day to work for city in negotiations with police” was published, shedding some light onto some of the monetary issues that the Québec people may face as a result from their governments careless spending. The city of Montréal hired the friend of Mayor Denis Coderre as a “labour negotiation consultant” and decided to pay him upwards of $650 a day to do said job.

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Migratory birds “[rely] on many different geographic locations throughout [their] annual cycle for food, rest and breeding” (par. 7). They require protection along each of these steps during their migration cycles. The issue discussed in “Few Migratory Birds Adequately Protected across Migration Cycle” is that not only this protection is not assured, it is not constant even if present. This is explained through the difference of environmental protection programs in different countries.

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To begin, the news article entitled ‘’ ‘No Natives please’: Kijiji pulls apartment ad for Prince Albert, Sask. after complaint’’ posted by CBC News on August 25th 2015, describes how an ad, posted on Kijiji, was composed of racist comments towards the Aboriginal population. To be more precise, the publication stated ‘’ 3 bedroom east flat house, no natives please’’, thus, allowing anyone to rent the residence, besides native individuals. The landlord also added how the tenant must have a stable line of work and that a stay at home mom was not considered a valid job.

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