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Soccer star deals with racism in the most awesome way

With all the talk of race and racism, how about some fun?

Kudos to Barcelona player Dani Alves, who responded to a banana being thrown at him in the most awesome way.

For those who don't know, in many European countries, racists make monkey chants and throw bananas at soccer players with dark skin. Alves displayed class, professionalism and a brilliant sense of humor.

Think about it: What if we all responded to racism like Alves? He was quoted as saying after the match "We aren't going to change things easily. If you don't give it importance, they don't achieve their objective."

Maybe if we all approached racism the way Alves does, we can minimize the impact of all the repugnant, backward and ignorant people who still think racism is acceptable.

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