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  • Oct 5 / Girls Freshman VolleyballWauconda High School - 3-0(sets), North Chicago - 0-3(sets)
  • Oct 5 / Girls JV VolleyballWauconda High School - 2-0(sets), North Chicago - 0-2(sets)
  • Oct 5 / Girls Varsity VolleyballWauconda High School - 2-0(sets), North Chicago - 0-2(sets)
  • Sep 14 / Varsity Boys SoccerWauconda High School - 1, Round Lake - 2
  • Sep 14 / Cross CountryWauconda High School - The Cross Country program continued its season with success at a challenging Veteran's Acres course. The Boys F/S team took home a top 5 finish with a tight pack and smart racing, while the girls were led by a 9th overall Varsity finish by senior Alyssa Vodicka. The team hopes to continue its success out at their home invitational this Saturday!, -
  • Dec 1 / BasketballWauconda High School - 80, Them - 60
  • Oct 2 / FootballWauconda High School - 28, Away - 14
  • Sep 1 / HockeyWauconda High School - 2, Away - 3

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Why Racism/Sexism Is Wrong

  Rights for people of color have improved over time compared to many years ago. Even though to this day people still go through racism, it has gotten better than before. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the one that helped ban all the discrimination based on people’s race. It stopped discriminations in racial segregation schools, businesses, and any public places. They also prohibit discrimination on each other’s race, color, religion, or sex. People of color weren’t allowed to go to school until 1954 because of many lawsuits people gave.

  Why does it matter so much? Well, racism and sexism has been a big problem since the twentieth century. Lots of people started being racist and some even did it like it was normalized. I feel it is wrong for people still acting like it is okay to be racist/sexist to each other. Not everyone gets it if you say it as a joke. Some people can get hurt from the little words that people call them. Some think it’s funny, but in reality they just have to stop normalizing it. 


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  There has been the Civil Rights Act which helped with part of it, like not letting colored people do certain things or certain jobs. Racism and Sexism have a connection because people who have sexist tendencies are less likely to have empathy or interest in other cultures. People shouldn’t  be judged based on their color, culture, sex, etc. That is what people are mostly stereotyped for. Just because someone’s culture, color, or sex is different from you it does not mean it is okay to judge them because it’s “weird” or “odd”. 


   How can we improve it? People can try improving it by being less judgemental to others. Everyone’s culture is different and not all cultures have the same traditions or customs. No woman or man should be judged on their sex or expected to be less because of their gender. It is wrong to assume something about someone without trying to understand it first. Women were expected to stay at home and men were expected to be the ones working. Back then women wouldn’t be able to get jobs just because they were women. Then, people of color were not able to go to school or also do jobs all because of their color. 


    In conclusion, people should stop being racist or sexist to other people around them because it is wrong. Both racism and sexism have been proven to be intractable problems in modern industrial societies. It is very important to note the pervasiveness of this hostile environment, with racism and sexism actions with attitudes coming from peers, teaching, etc. It may be hard to get everyone to stop, but even getting a few people to notice it is wrong can really help. It may even influence other’s to understand if they are seeing other people around them notice that being racist and sexist or any other kind of judging is wrong towards other people.

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Brianna Robles-Garcia
Brianna is a freshman at Wauconda High. She likes hanging around with friends, making new friends, and writing about random subjects. She enjoys writing, being with family, and listening to music. Her favorite artists are Future, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Drake, and Brent Faiyaz.
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