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“33% of teenage boys will use unsafe methods for weight control”; “37% of men who binge eat will experience depression”; “up to 43% of men are dissatisfied with their bodies”; “10 million males in the United States will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their life.” – (National Eating Disorders Association, 2012, NEDA.org.)

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In her article “Views You Can Use: ‘No Angel,’ Bad Journalism?” published in U.S. News on August 26th, 2014, Teresa Welsh discusses the criticism that the New York Times has been facing following the profile it published of Michael Brown, a young black man who was killed by a police officer a few weeks earlier. In his profile, the victim is said to be “no angel,” a statement to which many react.

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In their article published in New York Daily News on May 8th, 2014, “Donald Sterling apparently shocked to be called a racist in new secretly recorded conversation,” Nancy Dillon and Larry McShane expose Donald Sterling’s reaction to being accused of discrimination. Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was caught on tape having a conversation in which he puts down people of color, and, at one point, exclusively attacks Magic Johnson. It was understood that he did not appreciate his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, going public about her relations with African-Americans.

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In the article “Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist” of Nicholas Kristof published in August 2014, the reality of racism is discussed.  The main point of his article is about the widespread racism and stereotyping that young black men in America suffer. The problem is not really too much racism in America. In his article he explains that there are still many racist people without even knowing it. The larger problem is the people who consider themselves not racist. They deplore discrimination and believe in racial equality but unconsciously, they have a racist attitude.

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Boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls; that’s how it’s always been. From the very beginning of a girl’s life she is being conditioned to behave like a typical girl. Either by the media or unintentionally by parents, she is bombarded with ideologies about what a women should be like. It’s all about Barbie, pretty clothes, aesthetics, kitchen sets, and playing mommy. On the other hand, boys are handed blocks, play tools and other things that help them develop motor skills. If the boy shows any signs of wanting to play with anything labeled as a “girl’s toy” he is reprimanded.

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