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.
September 15th, 2014
Written by Dave Collins in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Blacks and Hispanics motorists are stopped at a much higher rate than whites or other minorities by Connecticut police officers.
Blacks and Hispanics are stopped at a higher rate by Connecticut police officers, a new study shows. Many Connecticut police departments are stopping black and Hispanic drivers at rates higher than the minority driving populations of their cities and towns, according to data released by the state Thursday. The numbers were compiled by researchers at Central Connecticut State University under a...
September 11th, 2014
Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor said affirmative action is still needed because of many people of color being born in economically challenged circumstances, going to school in districts that lag behind, and other disparities. Photo Credit: afropunck.com
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says affirmative action is still needed and she wouldn't be where she is today without affirmative action. To think that such programs are no longer needed is to be "blind to a reality that's staring you in the face." "(Race) makes a difference in a society, because a society is affected by it at every level," said Sotomayor, who spoke for more an hour...
August 21st, 2014
Written by Rob Harris - AP... in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) newly elected president Carlo Tavecchio adjusts his glasses at the end of the national elective assembly at Fiumicino, near Rome, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. Carlo Tavecchio has been elected the new president of the Italian football federation, replacing Giancarlo Abete. Despite allegations of racism marring his electoral campaign, Tavecchio beat Demetrio Albertini by a majority vote on Monday.
The Italian Soccer Federation is plagued by racism as a result of the football federation's new president being investigated by UEFA over an alleged racist comment and could be banned for three months. Carlo Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian soccer, was elected last week despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy....
August 13th, 2014
Written by Emery P. Dalesio in Race Relations, 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 Race Relations, 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...

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