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         The article “The One Place in Canada Where Racism is Still Tolerated: Native Reserves” by Jonathan Kay, printed in the National Post on September 22, 2014, reports how the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake continues to enforce a law that forbids mixed-race couples from living within the borders...

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Ethics Short Paper – Capital Punishment             In the article from October 2002, “Florida Execution of Aileen Wuornos: Another Morbid Media Spectacle”, by Kate Randall, the matter of capital punishment is covered in great detail. This article reports the case of Aileen Wuornos, a former...

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In Nigeria, a new law was passed on January 7, 2014 stating that “a person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies or organizations, or directly or indirectly makes public show of same sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offense and is liable on conviction to a...

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  Technology is today part of almost every aspect of a person’s life, it is used to communicate, to travel, to work and is now used in many schools for educational purposes. Information technology is the analysis and the use of systems like computer programs and telecommunications for storing,...

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asrh in Gendered World Views (Section 1)
September 16, 2014
                When I was a kid I never really had a favourite colour, and I still don't. However I do remember this one time I was in first grade, the teacher had the class do a poll on which colour was better than others. Each child could only vote once. At that time if I had to choose a...

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  “Oh sweetie, you aren’t a size 5? We don’t carry this dress in anything smaller than a size 5, sorry.” And all the size 0 employees giggle as her size 14 figure walks out because she just doesn’t fit in. Literally.  Somehow we, as a society, thinks this is ok, we seem to think that judging a...

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I am and always will be a huge gamer, and a female one at that. Sometimes I play RPGs, Role Playing Games, and I rarely play as a female in those games. Role Playing Games are made to give you a fantasy world, with in which you play as you like. It's a 'role play', and you play it however you like...

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http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/09/11/stress-can-hasten-death-in-older-men/74742.html   Summary: This article is about stress, and how it could lead to an earlier death than average for older men.  Carolyn Aldwin studied the effect of both types of stress: 1. everyday stress over everyday hassles...

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popcm in Gendered World Views (Section 4)
September 11, 2014
I've heard tons of stories about women feeling ashamed of themselves or being shamed by others after having been raped. Sexual assault, like other forms of physical violence, is a criminal offence that should not be excusable in any way. If a person were shot, stabbed, beaten or strangled, their...

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After watching the movie ‘Miss Representation’, a friend and I started a discussion about the media’s effect on women and how it ends up affecting both genders negatively. While women are constantly under the pressure to look a certain way, my friend made the point that men are under that same...

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The article “Study Finds Racial Disparity in Criminal Prosecutions” published in the New York Times on July 8th by James C. McKinley deals with the controversial issue of racial discrimination in the legal system.  A study was conducted in Washington to see if individuals from different “races” could be judged less harshly and therefore, avoid some jail time.  The study compared over two years the trial of participants of different “races”: White, African American, Hispanic and Asian.

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This article “Michael Brown Shooting: Why Black Americans Believe They're Targeted By Police” talks about a young black teenager who got shot by police in Missouri. Ever since this incident happened African Americans in that area feel like there are tense relations between them and the police. This young boy who was shot while walking in his home town by a white police officer. Not only was this teenager shot but also killed by those gun shots then later on caused a riot in his home town. It was said the officer had no reasons to shoot, that boy was unarmed.

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In their article published in New York Daily News on May 8th, 2014, “Donald Sterling apparently shocked to be called a racist in new secretly recorded conversation,” Nancy Dillon and Larry McShane expose Donald Sterling’s reaction to being accused of discrimination. Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was caught on tape having a conversation in which he puts down people of color, and, at one point, exclusively attacks Magic Johnson. It was understood that he did not appreciate his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, going public about her relations with African-Americans.

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The article “Race could be a factor in head, neck cancer survival rates” by the University of Missouri-Columbia published in Science Daily on June 5th, 2014 states how the survival rates of the African-Americans diagnosed with head and neck cancer has not improved over the last forty years. Since the treatment for this cancer has been developing, the survival rate of the other “races” has been rising. This article suggests that components such as health care access, phases of the cancer and the socioeconomic conditions may impact on the survival percentage.

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           In the article “Montreal is open-minded, inclusive and tolerant” written by Javier Pérez Mandujano states that animals, are often more loving and has more respect and loyalty towards others than humans because individuals likes to be critical to one another. Mandujano was walking through Old Montreal and realized that his previous thoughts of the human kind was wrong. The city of Montreal is very open minded and accepting of other cultures, of other colors and of other sexual preferences. For example with the Little Italy and the gay village.

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                      In the article “Google Accused of Racial Discrimination”, Latifa demonstrates how the Internet seems to play a big role on the racial stereotypes present in our society. Latifa seems to especially focus on how Google appears to stimulate the relation between immigrant names and the stereotypical comments associated with them. Firstly, Latifa mentions that when people go on Google and search typical “black” names such as Darnell, there are numerous ads on criminal behavior compared to typical “white” names like Emma.

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October 1, 2014 Stefanie Maher   Living in “1984”   When teaching the matter of racism, controversy will always be present. Many people do not acknowledge that it still exists and prefer to ignore this harsh reality. That being said, a small but passionate group of people want to expose its prevalence in an effort to eradicate it. Advocates and simply informed citizens fight for the liberation from “RACISM”!  

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The article “Race Is Canada’s Problem Too - Let’s Talk About It” by Craig and Mark Kielburger, published on September 18th, 2014 is and article that discusses the fact that Canadians try and hide or deny that racism occurs in the country. The article demonstrates how Canadians do not talk about racism, but instead prefer to live off of their “polite” reputation, which has been easy to do so recently since all eyes are on the United States because of the Ferguson shooting.

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In the article “Obama says comments reportedly made by Clippers owner are 'incredibly offensive' and 'racist'” in the Huffington Post, by Julie Pace, the reader is introduced to the Donald Sterling case, and the reactions it got from various people after its presence in the medias. In April, Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and millionaire business man told his girlfriend that she was embarrassing him by posing on Instagram with a black man. He then told her that she shamed him by bringing “black” people to the basketball games of the teams he owned.

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