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In Robert Hogg’s article,” Masculinity and violence: the men who play rugby league,” he points out the fact that violence is seen as a nature of the game of rugby. The amount of violence involved in a game of rugby seems to be accepted by the general audience. Violence is also considered as a normal characteristic of masculinity. As the former New South Wales and Australian halfback Tommy Raudonikis suggests, Rugby league is a hard game played by hard men (Hogg).

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 cbc radio show Friday September 18, 2015 Mi'kmaq elder calls Harper's 'old stock Canadians' offensive and racist  

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       “NBA bans LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life over racist comments” is a Sports article published by Jon Swaine in The Guardian on April 29th, 2014. The article is an informative piece explaining the aftermath of comments made by Donald Sterling in regard to the skin color of individuals Sterling’s mistress was accompanying to LA Clippers basketball games.

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In “Twist on evolutionary theory could help explain racism and other forms of prejudice” (Science Daily, April 29, 2015), the authors explain that a new research model developed by DB Krupp and Peter Taylor of Queen's University and the One Earth Future Foundation found that people who visually differ from the norm of their society become selfless and caring towards those who are similar to them and only slightly malicious towards those who are unlike them.

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            “A Bias More Than Skin Deep” is an opinion article published by Charles M. Blow in the New York Times on July 13, 2015. The article is a commentary on interracial relationships and how it affects the world’s perspective on ethnic minorities, particularly darker skin tones. The author addresses a feature on the National Geographic website from 2013 depicting 2 portraits of boys using a variety of colors for hair, skin, and lips.

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In “Study investigates whether blind people characterize others by race” (Science Daily, August 25, 2015), the authors argue that a new research study conducted by Assistant Sociology professor Friedman of the University of Delaware shows that blind people also place people into racial categories despite their inability to see. By interviewing 25 blind individuals, her research demonstrates that unlike how people who can see almost instantly place people into racial categories, blind people do so over a longer period of time through the process of getting to know someone.

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