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1: “Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.”- Tiger Woods

2: Rodney King Beating | Rodney king was drinking and watching a basketball game at his friends house. On his way home, he was caught speeding and refused to pull over, because thought a DUI would violate his parole for a previous robbery conviction. He found himself in a high speed chase with L.A. Police. When they finally pulled him over, police beat him repeatedly him and were accused of use of excessive force. The policemen were found not guilty and infused riots that occurred in South Central L.A.

4: Treyvan Martin | The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States. Trayvon Martin was a 17-year old African American who was unarmed and was shot by a racial Hispanic American, George Zimmerman. This caused many protests in the nation and people wanted his dead to be justified and Zimmerman should be in jail.Zimmerman then turned himself in and was placed in custody. Later the judge approved Zimmerman's bail on a $150,000 bond. He was released from jail and is required to wear an electronic monitoring device until trial.

6: Airport Racial Profile | Racial profiling has been openly acknowledged as the new approach in the fight to keep airlines safe. This opens the door to the creation of a brand new underclass of traveller — anyone that falls within the ambit of watchlisted countries, and, at a stretch, anyone who is Muslim with an exotic name. This underclass will experience a different type of air travel. Airports may turn into cloistered gulags for some travellers as they go through security procedures innumerable. Their white, non-Muslim counterparts are fast-tracked.This is probably because your name is John Smith, or some other benign Anglo Saxon moniker. Were you Abdur Rehman bin Mohammad from the United Arab Emirates, or Iqbal Ali from Pakistan, your tale would diverge significantly.

8: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail" | This is a quote from Martin Luther King's "Letter From Birmingham Jail." What Marting Luther King is explaining is that when we are unjust and unfair to a race or species, it is a threat to the law, and law isn't even effective. | Martin Luther King Jr.

10: I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me, "Eat in the kitchen," Then. Besides, They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed-- I, too, am America. | This poem written by Langston Hughes is describing how he is a prideful American, but the whites don't allow him to have privileges. He is describing in the second paragraph how blacks are going to gain there rights, and the confidence he has. | Langston Hughes

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