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Cheerios Ad Featuring Interracial Couple Brings Out the Internet Racists

Cheerios Ad Featuring Interracial Couple Brings Out the Internet Racists | internet brings out racism | Scoop.it
It's 2013 and we're still dealing with
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I thought this was a great ad Cheerios did, but people wrote awful comments on their youtube page because it was an interracial couple and their daughter. Eventually Cheerios took away the comment feature for the video. But this shows again that people seem to think that they can say whatever they want on the internet. It seems we were able to get past people racist in public toward people for the most part but the internet seems to be almost the fuel to get this fire going again. 

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Racism In Sports | Say No To Racism | - YouTube

this is a video for a project we're doing at school. there are a list of tasks to get 'points' for. one of these points is to make a video and post it online...
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The internet is a platform for people to be racist but it also can used to expose racism and show the world that we are still not perfect regarding race and still have work to do. This video shows 3 athletes from europe that were affected by racists comments or actions during their matches or race. One I remember hearing about when it happened was Samuel Eto'o soccer star at FC Barcelona at the time walked off the field because fans of the opposing team were chanting like monkeys when he touched the ball. The Internet was able to spread this awful thing that happened to the world. It showed that we aren't even close to wear we need to be. Racism in Soccer is a major issue and FIFA has strict penalties against it and with its say no to racism program is trying to stop racism. 

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Students suspended for 'racist' tweets after Bruins game

Students suspended for 'racist' tweets after Bruins game | internet brings out racism | Scoop.it
Two local high school students have been suspended for making racist comments on Twitter after a Boston Bruins playoff game, a school official says.
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Most people will tweet negative and awful things at people on twitter because they don't believe that they have to  be responsible for their actions. But two high school students in massachusetts were suspended from school for a week for racial comments toward subban on twitter. So this im invincible attitude on social media attitude this not completely true, individuals can be suspended from school or lose your job. I don't think the punishment is strong enough for the crime because its on the internet. If you called Subban what these people have to him face to face these people would be thrown in jail. 

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The NBA Finally Eliminated Racism... Unless You Count Native-Americans - Huffington Post

The NBA Finally Eliminated Racism... Unless You Count Native-Americans - Huffington Post | internet brings out racism | Scoop.it
The NBA Finally Eliminated Racism... Unless You Count Native-Americans
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That's the message from All Def Digital, who dropped a video this week impaling the hypocrisy of punishing racism in professional sports.

Via Morgan Burian
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With donald sterling racist comments recently, racism in sports has been heightened. This video pokes fun at now that sterling is gone racism is gone in the nba and sports, because no one thinks about native americans.

 

This brings up a main issue that has been going on recently about professional sports teams and their names. Like the washington redskins, chicago blackhawks, kansas city chiefs, florida state seminoles. Many people want the redskins to change their name because it is offensive term "redskins"

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Morgan Burian's curator insight, May 8, 2014 3:56 PM

For those of you who are heartfelt about putting racism at rest in sports - give this video a whirl.  It puts a bit of a light spin on how societal views are on sports in America.  Ironically we boast how we are mopping up our racist comments and allowing everyone to have a chance to play.  But once you watch this comedic clip, you will see just how far we still have to go.  Remember to be racism-free we need to acknowledge everyone and accept everyone equally, not just the ethnicities and races that we like, or that we can relate to most.

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Richard Sherman’s Post-Game Rant Brings Out Twitter’s Actual Racists and Morons | Mediaite

Richard Sherman’s Post-Game Rant Brings Out Twitter’s Actual Racists and Morons | Mediaite | internet brings out racism | Scoop.it
Now, some might find using words like angry to describe Sherman's rant to be racist. Expect a few truly eyeroll-worthy segments on a particular cable news network tomorrow suggesting that using the word angry or tirade or vicious or mean-spirited is, in fact, coded racism. That being said, Sherman's rant did bring out some actual racists from the gutters of Twitter. Take a look below before heading to the delousing chamber:
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Im sure we have all heard Richard Sherman's post game interview after beating the seahawks. Yeah he just made a big play to put his team in the Super Bowl against a player that was talking crap all game to him, so he was excited. It probably wasn't the best thing to say but im sure most of us would said something too we shouldn't have right after the game was over. But people on social media were saying awful things like he is a thug, and other racist comments that are in the article. People will say anything about someone with color when they do something that wasnt the best idea. But Sherman went to Stanford where I believe he a 3.6 or something, so he is very smart. People just say things that arent true to put people in categories and stereotypes. 

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North Korea defends its racist comments about Obama

North Korea defends its racist comments about Obama | internet brings out racism | Scoop.it
"A proper reaction."
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This article that was published in the KCNA North Korea's official news agency and referred to President Obama as a clown, dirty fellow, and a crossbreed with unclear blood. All in response to comments apparently that Obama made on a recent trip to South Korea about them according to North Korea Foreign Ministry. Eventually the US media picked up this story because of the Internet. We would've never heard about this if the internet did not exist. The internet is a great tool for people to connect and have this global connected world within seconds. But it can also spread unwanted messages and articles too from people that wouldn't have a voice without it.

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P.K. Subban targeted by racist tweets after Habs win

P.K. Subban targeted by racist tweets after Habs win | internet brings out racism | Scoop.it
Racist comments proliferated on social media networks Thursday after Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban scored the winning goal in a double-overtime match against the Boston Bruins.
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Defensemen PK Subban of the Montreal Canadiens last week scored two goals, including the winner in overtime vs the boston bruins in game two of their playoff series. But what happened on social media, especially twitter after was wrong. Many Bruins fans hate PK because he is a great player on their rival's team, but a lot of fans were saying racist comments towards him.  Like this N**** doesnt belong in the league whites only. A Montreal media analysis company said there were 17,000 tweets that had the N-word and Subban in the same tweet. Not all of the them were negative, many bruins fans disapproved of the tweets. 

Sad in our society in 2014 that many people resort to racial slurs and comments when a person of color does something they don't like. The internet gives these people a platform to speak their mind and not really have to face the consequences. 

 

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