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The article “The Good, Racist People” By Ta-Nehisi Coates from the New York Times brings up an event that occurred to Forest Whitaker in a Manhattan delicatessen.  One of the delicatessen’s employees stopped Whitaker and said he had shoplifted from their deli. The employee searches him immediately and comes up with nothing. An interview with the owner of the deli shows that the owner was apologetic but states the employee was “‘a decent man’ who was ‘just doing his job.’” The author of the article then speaks about a growing feeling of distance towards the deli he once thought as good.

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Oddly enough as a generic medium build average height and weight commonly dressed male for my era, I can say that am a man and no one can talk that from me. However, what do you believe to be so called a ”man”. Is it being stoic, brave, strong, bulky, sculpted rock hard body, sex appel with a huge bulge in my jeans  all things that portrait the “Man Box”. No,  in my opinion that is not at all. I define the terms of my manhood by my morals and values : loyalty, love, honesty, compassion, family , integrity  are but the steps to becoming a real man.

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The article “What It's Like to Be a Black Cop in St. Louis County’’ by Alexia Fernández Campbell in the National Journal from September 5th, 2014 explains an awful racist conflict between police officers in St-Louis. Martise Scott a 49 years old African-American was hired in the police department. Out of the 700 hundred workers only 50 employees were black. Scott got a promotion as an undercover investigator .One day while he was heeding home, he followed a drunken men driving on Olive Boulevard, a road that many African-Americans avoid because police officers on this road are known to racially profile divers. He then called the police department and warned them that he would follow this truck until they would arrive. The truck pulled into a gas station. As the man ran into the store the other police men’s arrived and went immediately to Scott, pushed him on the ground and pointed a gun at him. Although Scott told them that he was a police officer and had a badge in his pocket, they completely ignored him. Instead of arresting the men inside the store they were concerned with Scott. Finally the police officer did arrest the drunken man but did not thank or give any apologizes to Scott. Even with a complaint that Scott filled nothing came to it. Scott realized it did not matter that he was black with a badge, he was still a ‘’Black Man.’’

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