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“This Is When Racial Bias Begins to Impact a Child’s Empathy for Pain, Study Suggests:” An article written by Macrina Cooper-White who claims the empathy one feels in regards to another’s pain depends on one’s own racial bias, even when it comes to a child. The author states that previous research has shown that White people sweat more when they witness a White person suffering than when it is a Black person, and that a number of doctors prescribe stronger pain medication to White patients compared to Black patients. She affirms this unconscious bias to be a racial empathy gap.

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Kess McRae Monday, October 19, 2015 Summary #2  

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An article written by Helen Nianias on in February 24th of this year is one that focuses on the racism in the media today. The article titled “Zendaya Coleman: Racism row over 'ignorant slurs' after Giuliana Rancic says her dreadlocks look like they smell of 'weed'” by Nianias is about, like the title says, the actress Zendaya Coleman and her response to the comments Guiliana Rancic made towards her hair. Rancic said that Zendaya’s dreadlocks looked like they smelled of “patchouli oil and weed.” Zendaya quickly replied to Rancic’s comment by posting on Twitter.

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In the article called ‘Home Detention for White Police Chief Who Shot Black Man’ written by Jeffery Collins on September 1, 2015 discusses an unfair punishment given to a white police officer for murdering an unarmed black man. The shooting incident happened in a small town called Eutawville. Furthermore, the author states that a white police officer named Richard Combs shot an unarmed black man named Bernard Bailey. Bailey arrived to the town hall to discuss a previous ticket although, at his arrival Combs told Bailey he was under arrest.

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