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In the BBC article "Daily torment of racism in the classroom" published on May 23rd, 2012, Divya Talwar discusses the racial discrimination a year 9 student, Khadeja Fahat, has had to face at school in Wilmslow, Cheshire. Certain of her classmates have verbally and physically attacked her. She has been labeled as a Terrorist or a Taliban, associated with the 9/11 attack and has been punched once in the ribs by a pupil all due to her appearance.

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In the article entitled “How Racism is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children”, (Huffington Post, October 15, 2015), DaShanne Stokes discusses how racism is currently scarring the lives of over 400 000 American children who are in foster care. According to the Administration for Children and Families, over 50% of the children entering foster care systems in 2013 were of color. African American children are being taken from their families and put into foster care more frequently than Caucasian children.

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In Nancy Hixt article "RCMP reopen investigation into racist abuse of Calgary cabbie" published on July 21st, 2015, addresses the story of Sardar Qayyum a 35 year-old cab driver who was verbally attacked by one of his passengers. On the early morning of November 17th, 2013, the passenger riding in Qayyum's cab asked to pass by a McDonald's. The author explains that the passenger rudely insulted the cab driver and also his family and culture. Despite being verbally abused by his passenger, Quayyum still agreed to his request. Hopeless, he endured the discriminating threats quietly. The traveler, who was already angry took it a step further by punching the camera to Qayyum chest and got off the car. Hixt adds on that the passenger had to compensate for the physical damages he caused but was not charged for the verbal abuse. The author states that it is only two years after this event occurred that the RCMP decided to reopen the case. Ever since that incident, Quayyum, father of four have had a hard time coping with his daily routine.

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In her article, Blind people see race differently, and perhaps more wisely, posted on August 25, 2015, Carolyn Gregoire explains the results of a small study which took place at the University of Delaware about how blind people see the concept of race. The study was led by a group of sociologist and their subjects were twenty five blind people, born blind or who had lost sight throughout their lives. The main (hypo) thesis of the research could be resumed as ‘’will these people determine the race of someone just like sighted people?’’ They seem to think they won’t.

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