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Obama to expand discrimination protections to transgender workers ...

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The White House is preparing an executive order that will provide federal workers who are transgender formal protection from discrimination in the workplace, President Barack Obama announced this week.
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It heartens me to know that the president of the United States is noticing the voices of the transgenders. Why should they be discriminated at their workplace? We are all the same. We breathe the same air and we are all alive and breathing by a beating heart. It is good to know that the transgenders can now worry less about being discriminated at work and live life the way they should be living. Such discriminations should not even be made in the first place. This shows how insensitive some people are.

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Need to know: Neymar, racism and the World Cup | ideas.ted.com

Need to know: Neymar, racism and the World Cup | ideas.ted.com | Conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it
Why you should read this: The 2014 World Cup was supposed to be racism-free. After all, host country Brazil is known for its racial diversity both on the soccer field and off … right? Of course, the reality is far more complicated, ...
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It is good to know that in Brazil, racism is not as prominent as it is in other countries. I know this because it is said in the article that the dark-skinned Brazilians do not see themselves as "black",this tells me that skin colour does not matter in Brazil and majority of the people do not feel discriminated by their skin colour. This aspect in Brazil should be learned by other countries. I am sure that if we all had the same mindset as Brazil, the world would have lesser conflicts.

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Nik Stauskas says being white has stereotypes in NBA - FanSided

Nik Stauskas says being white has stereotypes in NBA - FanSided | Conflict and prejudice | Scoop.it
The NBA Draft brought about a lot of talent to the league and one thing it brought a few of were white basketball players. In a world where everything is s.
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First of all, why is it that people like to think that skills in playing basketball varies in a person's skin tone? If a person,black or white, has a talent in basketball,he/she is going to stick to that passion and pursue it. Why would they have to worry about people throwing stereotypical remarks about whether they have basketball skills depending on their skin tones?  Reading this article makes me feel disgusted. If a white player can play ball just as well as another black player can, he/she deserves the contract and vice versa. This totally destroys the values of sportsmanship and this is not how a sport should be played.

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