Stereotypes and Labels: Racial Discrimination Articles - Racism Against Blacks, Asians & More

Research findings, reporting incidents, personal reflections, anecdotes, and commentary that illustrate the pervasive beliefs, the use and harmful effects of labels, stereotypes, slurs, and derogatory slang in contemporary society.
August 13th, 2014
Written by Emery P. Dalesio in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
The U.S. Justice Department has accused a North Carolina Sheriff Department of racially profiling Hispanic drivers, ordering that be jailed rather than issues a citation when stopped for traffic violations.
Hispanics are racially profiled by deputies in the North Carolina Sheriff Depart, according to a case currently being heard in a U.S. District Court. In the opening day of a case accusing a North Carolina sheriff of racial profiling, two retired supervising deputies testified Tuesday that their former boss told officers to take Hispanic motorists to jail over traffic violations, rather than...
July 29th, 2014
Written by Jonathan Lemire in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
On July 17, a video emerged of police confronting Eric Garner, 43, for selling loose cigarettes on a Staten Island street. The video shows Garner being placed in an apparent chokehold and being knocked to the ground. Garner repeatedly screams, "I can't breathe!" He died a short time later. The cause of the death has not been determined.
Mayor Bill de Blasio still vows to work to improve relations between the NYPD and minorities, despite the most recent incident of a black man dying while in police custody after being arrested for selling cigarettes on a Staten Island street. Facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, De Blasio said Monday that he believes the...
July 10th, 2014
Written by Stephen Wade in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
The World Cup highlights the racism issues that pervade Brazil. Shown here are two fans in black face.
The World Cup is highlighting the fact that Brazil, with one of the world largest black populations, has a real systemic problem with racism. Former Brazilian national midfielder Arouca, playing for Pele's old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months ago when opposing fans began to chant "monkey, monkey, monkey." Those taunting hit him with another jab: Go to Africa and find a...
June 23rd, 2014
Written by Graham Dunbar in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
The man who invaded the pitch during the Germany-Ghana match at the World Cup was a neo-Nazi sympathizer, according to a report that will be delivered to FIFA on Monday.
Racist behavior from fans is showing up at the World Cup games much like it has during games across Europe during the regular season. The man who invaded the pitch during the Germany-Ghana match at the World Cup was a neo-Nazi sympathizer, according to a report that will be delivered to FIFA on Monday. The fans' anti-discrimination network, Fare, is preparing a report on Saturday's incident,...
June 2nd, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
In this March 19, 2013, file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word. In a statement Sunday, June 1, 2014, to The Associated Press, Bieber said when he was a kid he didn't realize how certain words could hurt.
Justin Bieber's use of the N-word shows insensitivity of racism among our young people, even some of our most famous. Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word. In a statement Sunday to The Associated Press, Bieber said when he was a kid he didn't realize how certain words could hurt. He says he learned from his mistakes...

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