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1

What are some examples of microaffirmations to counter discrimination?

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2

How does boxing and/or the NBA replicate racist practices of child labour?

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3

Know some events from the history of boxing that show how it is connected to racism.

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4

Race is not ____ but a ____ construct.

- biological
- social

5

Race as a social construct does not mean there are no _____ differences, but the ______ into which people are placed are socially constructed.

- physiological
- categories

6

Colour-blind ideology:

denies that race, and thus racism, is an issue any longer

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Meritocracy:

people rise to the level of their own ability and talent (merit based reward system)

8

Obsessing on race will not allow us to move ____ race. ____ and _____ will dissolve racism faster than ____ and ____.

- beyond
- perspiration
- teamwork
- therapy
- dialogue

9

Describe diversity in the NBA:

- majority of players are African-American
- Majority of owners are White
- Majority of league office staff is white
- Head coaches about 50/50

10

Veiled racism:

- sanitized language that looks on the surface to support liberal values (cultural, equality, freedom, choice, democracy)
- couched in multicultural frames: "it's about culture not race"
- intent: I didn't mean to be therefore I'm not racist
- claim that racism is over
- comes with the fear whites feel about losing power in society
- employs common terms that seem unconnected to racism

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Instead of talking about race, people now talk about ____ differences. _____ is used to show how everything is equal and we have ____ of _____. So if there are differences, these must come about because some people don't ....

- cultural
- democracy
- freedom of choice
- work as hard

12

When combined with _____ _____, possible negative subject positions for ____ decrease even more.

- sexual orientation
- women

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3 types of microagressions:

- microinvalidations
- microassaults
- microinsults

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Microaffirmations:

apparently small acts, which are often ephemeral and hard-to-see, events that are public and private, often unconscious but very effective, which occur whenever people wish to help others succeed