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This article presents many theories as to why men are so violent. The author argues that men are expected to act in violent behaviors because they are pressured by social media, and most importantly other men. If some men exercise “softer” masculinities, they can be discriminated, punished and even socially excluded. Hegemonic masculinity proves that in a patriarchal society, men don’t only practice violence on women, but also on [weaker] men.

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On October 16th, New York Times writer Bernadette Lim took apart microaggressive Asian stereotypes found in mainstream culture with her insightful article, "Model Minority" Seems Like a Compliment, but It Does Great Harm. Lim discusses how seemingly positive stereotypes such as always working hard and 'being better at math' actually causes more harm than good to Asian-American people.

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            In the news article, “‘No natives please’: Kijiji pulls apartment ad for Prince Albert, Sask. after complaint,” written and published by CBC News on August 25, 2015, it is reported that an ad for a three-bedroom house, which was posted on Kijiji, has recently been removed been removed from the website due to its racially offensive title that stated that aboriginal people could not rent the house. CBC News goes on to explain that the ad itself is a violation of Saskatchewan’s human rights code since it acts as a form of discrimination against a particular group of people.

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When was the last time you saw an advertisement, and actually stopped and took a moment to analyze it? We are exposed to hundreds of influential advertisements everyday and we have no idea to what degree they are impacting our lives. Everything from the food we eat to the clothes we buy have been sold to us through a marketing scheme one way or another. Unfortunately, a large portion of advertisements that exist today promote unrealistic expectations of how we should look and behave based on various gender stereotypes.

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In the article entitled “Is Special Education Racist?”, (The New York Times, June 24, 2015), Paul L. Morgan and George Farkas argue that the United States Department of Education are thinking of limiting the amount of children they place in special education based on race. The United States Department of Education believe that African American children are overrepresented in the special education spectrum. The department states that African American children are 1.4 times more likely to be placed in special education than other races.

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           In the New York Times article entitled “In Denial Over Racism in Brazil,” published on March 23rd, 2015, the author, Vanessa Barbara, explains that Brazil has always been a country of racial inequality and denies this reality. She supports this idea by writing about the common racial incidents that occur with the Brazilian police, Brazil’s racist historical roots, and Brazil’s social class system. Firstly, Barbara states that fifty-three percent of Brazil’s population is made up of black people, and fifty-eight percent of people killed by the police are black.

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