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The new applicant turned red in the face and said “You can’t treat me like this!” Without waiting for a response, she continued, “It’s because I’m black!” She pressed on forcefully, “You’re just trying to get rid of me. You don’t want me to get what I need because I’m black!” Again she did not wait for a response, “You b! I want to talk to a manager! Get me a manager!” This same protest continued when the manager arrived (he was on his way already because of the commotion). He introduced himself as a manager and she did not break stride on the yelling.

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I have seen countless examples of the same kind of scenario. Most often there has been no reason I have seen for the “discriminated” to feel like they were treated differently in any way. This DOES NOT, mean canada goose clearance discrimination doesn’t happen. It’s all too real. I repeat, these cases in which the person only perceived racism DO NOT mean there is no real discrimination.

If You Think Racism is Dead; take a closer look at things around you. Look at it a little differently.

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If you see someone else and start passing judgement based on racial features, that’s a measure of racism. Does that make you a horrible person? No. It may be an canada goose store aspect of your personality worth changing though.

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