Health and Social Class

In today’s society, health has become a central issue; good health practices prolong life expectancy and greatly improve one’s quality of life. Poor health practices, on the other hand, can be linked to a myriad of diseases and a decrease in life expectancy. Naturally, good health is very important in any society.

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Blog Action Day: Organizations Fighting Poverty in Toronto

In participation of Blog Action Day 2008, I’ve compiled a list of a few organizations that are fighting the battle against poverty in Toronto. Take a look at each of these and learn more about what they do and how you can contribute to their causes.
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The Truth of Race is a Lie

RacismThis is a guest post by Jasmin Smith (my wife), recent Sociology graduate and prospective Humanities teacher in support of International Blog Against Racism Week: http://community.livejournal.com/ibarw/

Race and racism are two concepts deeply entrenched in Western society, yet they are so commonly misunderstood. Racism describes prejudice or discrimination based on skin colour whereas race is merely an imaginary concept that segregates people into distinct social groups based solely on the colour of their skin. The existence of racism rests entirely upon this ‘reality’ of race. Consequently, the truth of racism is also a lie.

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