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Violence In Masculinity

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Martin Robbins expresses in “Are English Schoolkids a Bunch of Racists?” published by in May 2015, that school children are a big part of the racism problem in our society. The author mentions that through his own personal experience in elementary school, he witnessed racism towards the only non-white student in the class. The bully resorted to name-calling, using her skin colour as an insult. Robbins also states that the Show Racism The Red Card charity has surveyed approximately 6,000 elementary students.

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In his article ‘Anyone can be a white supremacist. Just ask Raven-Symoné’ published in The Guardian, October 14th, Steven W Thrasher argues that anyone can perpetuate white supremacy and maintain institutionalized racism, even African-Americans. The author states that Raven-Symoné’s idea of refusing to hire someone because of a ‘black sounding’ name explains why black unemployment is twice as high as white unemployment.

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Womyn in the media  

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David Carr expresses in “Why the Oscars’ Omission of ‘Selma’ Matters” published by The New York Times in 2015, that the Oscars rob the black cinematic community from their rightful recognition. Compared to all the other harsh issues regarding the treatment of African Americans in the United States, not being nominated for an oscar shouldn't cause a scandal. But, according to the author, for the minimal times where black people are shown in a positive and powerful light, as in “Selma”, society should show recognition.

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In her article ‘Calling Idris Elba ‘Too street’ is racist, just not for the reason you think’, published in The Huffington Post, September 1st, Zeba Blay argues that the comment made by the author of James Bond weren’t racist because of the term used but rather because of the writer’s one-dimensional view of black actors. The author states that Anthony Horowitz’s comments relates to the singular relationship that the UK has with social classes. Horowtiz named a black actor that could play Bond, a posh with a middle class accent.

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