A Social Melting Pot

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Personally, Duke Basketball is not a team I would cheer for. I am from St. Louis, Missouri. I study and live at Mizzou as a freshman. Teams I would cheer for would be St. Louis teams like the Rams, the Cardinals, and the Blues. Since I go to Mizzou, I would also cheer for Mizzou teams, whatever the sport. Places like gyms, stadiums, fields, and courts gather people together. The gym everyone is gathered in (like the one in the picture) is a place where diversity can exist, and nobody questions it. Individuals come to meet friends, family, even strangers to become one fan base for their favorite team. No matter what differences these people have, they still manage to bond because of this one similarity. Everyone cheers for the same team, unless you’re in the wrong section of seats. This group, and any other large group of fans, represents a melting pot of people with different ethnicities, sexes, cultures, and/or religions. This picture of Duke fans gave me an appreciation for my hometown and the fact that so many of my friends and I love sports. It reminded me of the connection people feel when they are together, as one, cheering. Going to the baseball stadium, football dome, or ice rink, with my friends helped me grow closer to them. Through the excitement of everyone in the picture, the unity of school colors on each individual, and the diversity of sex and race, it can be determined that Duke's basketball team serves as some kind of social captivator for Duke fans, who are together watching the game. This picture shows the excitement of some people cheering on their school's basketball team. Everyone seems happy and excited. The body paint is an interesting concept. The color of someone’s skin tends to disconnect people sometimes. I think the younger generations are better at not being prejudice towards other races, but it still exists. This prejudice might…...

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