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 The article, “Hakeem Mans Up” written by Spencer Kornhaber, reviews the masculinity crisis of the character in the latest episode of “Empire”. It is a drama television series about a family's struggles and their careers in the entertainment industry. This show is apart from others because it offers viewers a new perspective about gender in modern hip-hop culture. The article does a good job highlighting the show's gender themes and how one characters defies the stereotypes of masculinity in hip-hop.

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            In the Telegraph article cited below, Martin Daubney, in what one would hope is satire, describes and explains the rise and purpose of the “meninist” movement. The meninist movement would appear to have its origins from male feminism, as the author describes, “(…) a straight-up men’s wing of feminism; a neutered sheep in wolf’s clothing” (Daubney 1).  Daubney also uses the word “tiresome” to describe how the early meninist would complain about the patriarchy and the societal problems that men have been largely responsible for.

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Martin Robbins expresses in “Are English Schoolkids a Bunch of Racists?” published by Vice.com in May 2015, that school children are a big part of the racism problem in our society. The author mentions that through his own personal experience in elementary school, he witnessed racism towards the only non-white student in the class. The bully resorted to name-calling, using her skin colour as an insult. Robbins also states that the Show Racism The Red Card charity has surveyed approximately 6,000 elementary students.

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David Carr expresses in “Why the Oscars’ Omission of ‘Selma’ Matters” published by The New York Times in 2015, that the Oscars rob the black cinematic community from their rightful recognition. Compared to all the other harsh issues regarding the treatment of African Americans in the United States, not being nominated for an oscar shouldn't cause a scandal. But, according to the author, for the minimal times where black people are shown in a positive and powerful light, as in “Selma”, society should show recognition.

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In the article entitled "Giuliana Rancic Forced to Apologize for 'Racist' Oscar Red Carpet Comment About Teen Star Zendaya's Dreadlocks - After Saying They 'Must Smell Like Weed and Oil'" (Mail Online, February 25 2015),  Shyam Dodge explains how Zendaya, a former Disney star, was harshly criticized at the Oscars 2015 because of her wearing of dreadlocks. The one featured in the article is a comment made by Giuliana Rancic, a co-host on the popular show Fashion Police.

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