sports

Race on Kinder bars

An interesting case where there were calls of political correctness gone amuck and white persecution.  The article “German Pegida row over non-white photos on Kinder bars” explores the initial reactions to the change in packaging and explanation that the bars featured Germany’s football team as children.  The article does not address how white people like to use people of color’s bodies for sports, music, or tourism but are not concerned with their safety or social inequality.

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In / Out Groups: Cyclists

In Sociology and “in group” is a social group toward which a member feels respect and loyalty, or ‘we.’  An “out group” is a social group toward which a person feels a sense of competition or opposition, or ‘them’ and ‘those people.’  These groups can foster loyalty and generate conflict.  In groups generally hold overly positive view of themselves and unfairly negative view of out groups, with traits seen as virtues in an in group seen as vices in an out group.

The following clip from the Australian television show The Weekly examines the tensions between cyclists and drivers as in and out groups.  Unfortunately, you will need a VPN set to Australia to view the video.