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            The article “Charles Barkley: ‘Brainwashed’ blacks hold up success” published on CNN on October 27, 2014, author Breeanna Hare writes about a recent radio interview done by former NBA player Charles Barkley, who is an African-American. In the interview, Barkley talks about another African-American athlete named Russel Wilson who is the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks football team. Barkley talks about the rumors surrounding Wilson that state that some of his teammates dislike him because they feel like he is not “black enough”.

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Hanging around male friends, I've heard sexist comments directed towards me as "jokes", and honestly, I've been guilty of laughing along and replying with an equally sexist comment, all in the name of good fun. But was laughing the correct behavior in this situation or should I have felt offended instead? In a culture that glorifies the trait of being funny and having a sense of humour, I defend my behavior by telling myself that I couldn’t have acted in any other way.

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 The article “Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist” by Nicholas Kristof emphasizes the idea that although many consider themselves none racist, they still act in a way that actually is. The author believes that the major issue is not racism itself but instead the people who believe themselves to be moderate and non-racists while acting otherwise. Through the use of evidence taken from surveys and experiences, Kristof proves that although some strongly believe in equality their actions suggest otherwise.

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In the article “If The Supreme Court Says Racism Is Pretty Much Over, Why Are So Many People Still Being So Racist?’ from the Huffington Post in April 29th 2014, authors Nick Wing and Shadee Ashtar discuss how racism is still very much present today even if people like to say that it is not. In June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to remove an important part of the Voting Rights Act that was made to prevent discrimination. The vote was split 5-4, the 5 being in favor of removing that part of the Voting Rights Act.

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In today's society, most powerful positions are held by men.  However, women are climbing to reach the same levels as men.  For example, the chairman of the Federal Reserve is presently a woman.  Be it, she is the first female to occupy this position, which is one of the most powerful positions in the world.  Furthermore, in the near future, a woman will probably become the President of the United States.  Hilary Clinton  is a potential candidate for the next elections.  There is a definite movement towards equality, even though it is a rather slow movement.  

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