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           Harris et al’s (2012) study investigated the relationship between racial discrimination and health service use as well as experience amongst people living in New Zealand. Racism is determined to be a stressor that can have physical and mental health consequences, its exposure has been found to lead to general mistrust and avoidance of dominant culture institutions, including the health care system (Harris et al., 2012).

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In the following post I’m going to discuss the article “RACISM: A conversation changer,” in relation to what I learned in class. The article I chose is about a man who was having a conversation with one of his friends when his friend casually used the N word throughout the conversation. During the conversation he did not react but thinking back he knows he should have said something when his friend made the slur.

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One of the most recent NFL controversy has been due to Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand for the national anthem. His is right to protest the national anthem in support with the Black Lives Matter movement has caused major riffs around the country with many people taking different sides.

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The city of Montreal is trying to pass a new bylaw where as of September, Pit Bull Terriers will be banned from the territory because of the recent accidents such as, the death of Christine Vadnais where a Pit Bull killed her in her own backyard and the many other non-fatal attacks and bites. Montreal’s goal is to faze them out by waiting till the Pit Bulls purchased or adopted before September die.

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        The article I have chosen to talk about is “After serving half his sentence for sexual assault, Brock Turner returns to Ohio and registers as sex offender,” published by The Associated Press. This article talks about a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman back in 2015. Both Turner and the female victim attended a fraternity party near Stanford in January 2015, the victim was found unconscious behind a dumpster where two passer-byers stumbled upon Brock Turner grinding up against her unconscious naked body.

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In the following post I will discuss the concept of race. I will reflect on the article “Race Without Colour,” what I have learned in class and how my understanding of the concept of race has been changed.

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With our rapidly evolving technology, the world will soon see automobiles that drive themselves. Indeed, companies such as Google, Mercedes and Volkswagen are already testing these driverless machines (Pedwell). These cars promise to increase safety, provide mobility solutions for disabled people, ease traffic congestion and increase time for doing other activities while the vehicle drives itself. Yet, as convenient as this invention might be, it also opens the door to some ethical issues. During a test drive in February 14th 2016, Google’s Autonomous Vehicle (AV) was partly blamed for causing an accident with a bus. This incident let the government to declare that strong regulations needed to be established in matters of ethical issues with the new driverless vehicles (Pedwell). In other words, a moral code should be created and programmed into these AVs before they can be presented to the public.

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