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What Is The Man Box?                 The man box is a metaphorical box that categorizes what a man should be (inside the box), and what they shouldn’t (outside the box). This man box was created by our society, and is policed by guys and even girls. This man box is enforced to little boys at a young age and they are taught to follow it and if not be called “gay”, “pussy”, “fag”, etc..

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The article “Because you’re black': Framboise Patisserie in Middle Village, Queens, hit with $25,000 in fines, penalties in discrimination case” written by Nathan Place, in New York Daily News from September 29, 2013, discusses the case of Jamilah DaCosta and her experience with racial discrimination DaCosta, an African American, was applying for a job at the Framboise Patisserie when the co-owner, Patty Meimetea, told her she wouldn't be a good fit for the “counter girl position” because her skin colour would scare away the customers.

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The article “Experiences of racism associated with weight gain in African American women, study shows” by Boston University Medical Center in the Science daily from March 4, 2014 explains a link between obesity in African American women and racism. The article demonstrates racism being associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women through lifetime experiences. The article also shows that racism causes stress which makes the victim have an unregularly metabolism which causes the accumulation of excessive body fat.

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The article “American Schools are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds” written in the Huffington post explains that students of color who attend public schools are most likely to get punished and to have incompetent teachers. It is shown that students with a different “race” than white are most likely to get expelled or suspended. There are a large amount of teachers who fail to meet certification requirements and teach at public schools. Sadly, these teachers teach minority students which leads to low academic performance.

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The article “LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling’s Racist Rant Caught On Tape: Report (UPDATES)” by Braden Goyette in The Huffington Post from April 26th, 2014 explains the racist remarks said by Donald Sterling while attending a basketball game with his girlfriend. According to an audio source that was leaked to TMZ, Donald Sterling is heard making racist comments to his girlfriend about Magic Johnson and about racial groups such as Blacks and Mexicans. The article also reveals previous lawsuits and complaints made towards him in other racial and age discriminatory scandals.

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