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Racism Is Real • BRAVE NEW FILMS
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Racism Is Real • BRAVE NEW FILMS

This video gives a lot of good evidence one thing that this says is that blacks are more likely to pay a higher bill for a car or house. And that they are 50% more likely to get pulled over and get a ticket. Blacks are shown 17.7% fewer houses than that are actually on the market. However marijuana use is equal between blacks and whites. Yet black people are 4x more likely to get arrested. Black people are incarcerated six times more than white people.

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Do police treat Black Lives Matter and 'White Lives Matter' differently?
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Do police treat Black Lives Matter and 'White Lives Matter' differently?

In this article there is evidence saying that cops tend to have a different look on blacks and whites. There was a point in the article where a cop tailed and harassed a 20 yr. Old african american. Pulled him over and handcuffed him for no reason. That states that the cops tend to treat blacks and whites differently. Quote from article “It’s OK for black and brown children to be murdered, but I’ve got to get permission to exercise my constitutional right?” That is not right for someone to say at all this relates to one of our big questions in all the books especially in "The other Wes Moore" it should be equality no matter what color you are.

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Surgery Under Hypnosis
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Surgery Under Hypnosis

The Article is about using hypnosis in place of anesthesia for patients who require a painful surgery but can not have a drug administered to them due to previous addiction. This article answers the big question, “How could the Drug Epidemic have been reduced or avoided?”. It illustrates how powerful hypnosis is and how it can be put in place for opioids. The story, “Specifically, the story emphasizes that hypnosis was used during the surgery, since Kante could not be placed under general anesthesia and still be able to sing,” due to the operation and the risk. The risk was working so close to the “voice box” which, if done improperly, results in a hoarse voice.

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5 Reasons Why Your Racist Jokes Aren't As Funny As You Think They Are - Everyday Feminism
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5 Reasons Why Your Racist Jokes Aren't As Funny As You Think They Are - Everyday Feminism

I chose this piece because it shows why we need to stop making racist jokes. It gives good reasons, and examples as why we should make these jokes. It says “Racist jokes normalize and destigmatize racism”. To me this is saying that us making these jokes makes people think it’s ok to say these jokes. Which it’s not, racism should never be normal, it should never be used because there’s no need for it in our society. It also talks about how the cause and effects of these jokes, such as it makes them upset, and nervous, and it also makes their friends who may be different colors angry and upset.It suggests a solution, that being we get a better knowledge of what we are saying, and race as a whole. This so we learn not to make these again.

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5 Reasons We All Need to Talk to Kids About Race in America - Everyday Feminism
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5 Reasons We All Need to Talk to Kids About Race in America - Everyday Feminism

I like this piece because it gives a good insight onto why race is important and why our current generation needs to know the imports of race in our country. It gives the 5 reasons as to why parents need to tell their kids about race, and why it’s important to know. “If you don’t, someone else will” This quotes shows why you should tell your kids, because if someone else were to tell them they could tell them bad or false things about that race group. This answers the big question because It shows why our generation of parents needs to explain to their kids why race is important.

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Growing Up Fatherless | Support Group | Statistics | Help | Find Father
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Growing Up Fatherless | Support Group | Statistics | Help | Find Father

This piece is nothing but the statistics and problems related to kids who grow up fatherless. It explains the importance of having a male role model while growing up and how growing up without a father, statistically, gives the child a disadvantage going into the world. This source answers the question, “How does growing up without a father affect the child?”. The piece states statistics such as, “90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the national average,” and, “71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes (Source: National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools.)

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N.Y. CRACK EPIDEMIC APPEARS TO WANE
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N.Y. CRACK EPIDEMIC APPEARS TO WANE

This Article speaks about the travesty of the crack epidemic in NYC during the 1980s. It relates to “The Other Wes Moore” through answering the question “How does growing up in a rough neighborhood affect a child?”. It explains how heavy of an impact crack had on the neighborhoods in NYC by saying, “In a pattern that experts said is being repeated nationwide, teenagers coming of age in New York's most drug-ridden neighborhoods have seen the damage crack has done…” illustrating how every kid knew what crack was and the impacts of it. One of the strongest quotes of the in the Article is how, “In city schoolyards, teachers said children have turned the word "crack" into the worst kind of insult.”

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Does race still matter?
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Does race still matter?

This is good video of John legend talking about why race still matters and is important to him. A quote she says is “ Race does still matter, wherever I go, i’ll still always be considered a black man, and i’ll always carry around the the stereotypes that go along with that.” This shows that people are not well educated on race. Because they still believe these things are not true. Which shows why we need to be better educated on race.

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The Numbers Are In: Black Lives Matter Is Wrong about Police
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The Numbers Are In: Black Lives Matter Is Wrong about Police

I like this article because it gives a real view of an individual that explains the mental pain. This is caused by police and because of the killings and brutalities. The question that we are asking is, “Is the way cops treat blacks different from the way whites are treated?’’ It connects to our book because Wes and Tony shot and killed the security guard and the cops chased them for 5 days and show how their relationships are bad and they do not have a great relationship between them. African Americans have to live scared because they never know what could happen like quoted in the article, “Hands up,” “don’t shoot!” As you can tell they are terrified and do not want to be shot for nothing and that makes it scary to think that they could be shot and killed before their own eyes.

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