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Why is it that men are expected and taught from early ages not to show any emotion? If he is sad, suck it up, if he is in love, it's probably with his brain down south and not his actually heart and feelings because that's "so gay" and guys are not supposed to fall for a girl they're supposed to "smash her" and make his buddies proud, he has to pretty much be a brick wall. Yet, women, generally speaking, always say they like a man who shows emotion and shows what he truly feels and wants and will cry in front of us when something’s bothering him.

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Fifty Years After MLK’s ‘Dream,’ a Nation Still Divided by Scott Martelle is an article that discusses the results of a study about the perceptions of racial equality in America. The author says that the article found that whites have a much rosier view of the way blacks are treated in America than blacks do. An example of this is that only 44 percent of whites felt that a lot more needs to be done to achieve full racial equality while 79 percent of blacks felt so.

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I agree with what Décoste says in her article Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Canada's Approach to Racism. The media tends to stereotype minorities and in doing so gives the general public the idea that white people are less likely to commit crimes than people of colour, for example; if there was no bias towards which stories were told in the news then this sort of issue wouldn't happen. How come when a murder is committed and the suspect is black, it's one of the first things the anchors mention...but when he or she is white, it goes unsaid?

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This article by Rachel Décoste comments on Canada's "don't ask, don't tell" mentality when racism is concerned. As Canadians, we often pride ourselves in being a tolerant, open-minded, free society, yet our media honours a code of silence when it comes to racism. The article gives an example of a Toronto man named Orville Lloyd Douglas who wrote an article called Why I hate being a black man. His article discusses the negative projections associated with his race and gender. The article was published in a U.K. newspaper, but looked over here in Canada. Before Mr.

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Being raised in an Islamic home, I could never understand why my mother and sister could never come to the mosque with my brothers and I. When I got to the mosque, I never saw any women. Why? I never gave it much thought. Many religions are a patriarchy and women are just inferior. I think it's great that a person can be so dedicated to religion especially a female. But when religion gets in the way of equality, that's where I draw the line. 

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