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Ignorance Vs. Injustice

By AquaFire, Townsend, MA

What is racism? I like Google’s definition, “The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races” mainly because it states racism as a “belief”. While we are free to believe what we want, the average person acknowledges that racism is wrong, yet it still exists. According to the media, we want racism gone. So why are Breed-specific legislation (BSL) bans becoming more and more popular in towns and cities across the country? BSL bans are, simply put, canine racism.
In April of 1999 a man who beat his Pit Bull to death was sentenced to two days in jail. He had pleaded guilty, admitted to killing his dog, and his punishment for ending the life of another living creature?

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