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Race (noun): A competition to see who is the fastest, or the best.

Ex: My greyhound would thrash your poodle in a race.

Also: Term used to divide people into groups based on skin color.

Ex: My poodle doesn’t discriminate: no matter your age, race or gender, he will hump your leg.

Note: a poodle is a ‘breed’ (not race) of dog.

Races in the news

This month Hillary Clinton announced she would be running in the US Presidential race.

Also running (for their lives), black people all over America trying to escape an increasingly brutal police force. Sorry, we couldn’t make this funny.

Racing backwards?

Racial violence, handguns, capital punishment, fracking, drought, more handguns, twisters, alligators, Tom Cruise… Americans can tolerate almost anything.

Leading the human race?

Land of freedom and opportunity, melting pot of cultures: race may no longer be an issue in the US presidential race.

Now, are Americans ready to tolerate a president with breasts?

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