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Carter Whittington Response Essay 2 Even after all these years, it is clear that cultural biases still prevail today. This article focuses on the racism in Britain and how every time someone makes a remark, it’s condemned by society until someone important says it’s not a big deal so everything miraculously goes back to normal. The article mentions several examples of this. Carol Thatcher who is the daughter of the old Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher used the term “golliwog” in a remark in the BBC newsroom. This term refers to a black doll and is a racist slur for black people in Britain. Shortly after making the remark, she was fired and in response she claimed that it wasn’t a big deal and that what she said was a “light remark.” After catching wind of this, the British people were no longer mad at Thatcher, they were instead mad at the news station, accusing it of overreacting. Another example of this forgiveness, according to the article, involves Prince Harry and a video he made in which he referred to a Pakistanian Army officer as his “little
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course RELI 103 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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