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The article I chose to analyze today focuses on the Dawson College shooting that happened on September 13th, 2006 in Montreal, leaving one woman dead and 19 others injured. CBCnews Canada posted the article the day after the tragic incident occurred, where we are informed about the immediate impact the crime had on the college and its students. Not only did the atrocious episode affect the school, but also sent the entire city into terror-stricken mayhem.

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On June 11, 2014, a journalist published an article entitled "Torrence Collier, 11, says he faces racism, extreme bullying in Westport" that was published on the CBC News. The author demonstrates how much children can be cruel against somebody else. A little boy, Torrence Collier, is victim of racism and bullying. The Collier's family has recently moved back in Westport from Saskatchewan. In his new school and in his village, Torrence is the only black child on a population of 200. He is in grade 5 and he already feels rejection. He does not understand why nobody loves him.

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“Racism linked to depression and anxiety in youth”, an article published by the University of Melbourne that was released on September 17th 2013, discusses the link between the development of depression and anxiety in young people having been victims of racism. The main researcher of the study, Dr. Naomi Priest, states that the university’s review showed 461 cases of links between racism and youth health outcomes. According to the researcher, racism is an important factor influencing the wellbeing and mental health of children.

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The article of Thursday, July 23, 2015, “Beauty Pageants Blackface, and Bigotry: Japan’s Problems with Racism,” wrote by Maya Wesby on, addressed the issue of racism in the Japanese society. It shows the situation which mixed people in Japan are facing. This article explains well the issue of racism in this country, which is mostly related to the “purity” of blood. The first matter shown is the controversy related to the representation of the country by Ariana Miyamoto, a Japanese African American woman, in the 2015 Miss Universe.

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“The Meaning of Serena Williams”, an article written by Claudia Rankine that was published on August 25th 2015 in the New York Times, discusses the biased opinions of the media with regards to the ideal image of a winner. The main arguments supporting this central idea involve Serena Williams’ view on the widespread issue of racism and the medias’ interpretation of excellence.  Although the media has attacked her with regards to her appearance on countless occasions, Williams does not accept “racist projections” about her body.

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