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.
October 10th, 2014
Written by Tom Hays in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Mayor de Blasio and his administration seems to be joining  Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly who were staunch supporters of the surveillance programs, saying they were needed to protect the city from terrorism.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is supporting the New York Police Department's discriminatory surveillance of Muslim communities in the city and elsewhere to detect terror threats, newly filed court papers show. The papers were filed by the city in opposition to an appeal of a decision by a federal judge in New Jersey finding that the practice is lawful. The decision tossed out a 2012 lawsuit accusing the...
September 18th, 2014
Written by Eric Tucker in Race Relations, Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Holder said Tuesday.
A study or racial bias in law enforcement has been launched by the U.S. Justice Department. Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday...
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....

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