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 2nd, 2013
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soccer players celebrate winning the African Cup Of Nations title
After calling Malawi's national soccer coach crazy and "a white dude" who should go back to Belgium, Nigeria's African Cup-winning coach Stephen Keshi has been reported to FIFA for racism. Tom Saintfiet told The Associated Press that the Football Association of Malawi had made the complaint to the world body on his behalf and they were "waiting for FIFA's response." "I have no expectation from...
August 27th, 2013
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Swastika flag, note saying "Black History Month, Nigger Please"
OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) - A college student acknowledged posting anti-Islam fliers and racist cards around the campus of the historically liberal Oberlin College earlier this year, saying he meant them as a "joke" to provoke a reaction, according to statements he made after being detained by campus security. The student also took credit for the display of a large Nazi flag, which he also said he meant...
August 20th, 2013
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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio
PHOENIX (AP) - Outspoken Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is opposing the appointment of an independent monitor and other moves to address a judge's finding that his agency racially profiled Latinos, according to a court filing on Friday. The move could result in a judge ordering the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to comply with constitutional requirements that ban the practice. In May, U.S. District...
August 16th, 2013
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Aeromexico Ad
After releasing a producer's casting call requesting only light-skinned actors for a television commercial, Mexico's Aeromexico airline and its ad agency have issued public apologies for the incident. Mexico's population is largely dark-skinned, but Mexican television ads routinely feature light-skinned actors, sparking accusations of racial discrimination. The commercial has not yet been made,...
July 24th, 2013
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Black pallbearers in Peru
LIMA, Peru (AP) – The tradition of having black pallbearers to carry the ruling elite and the rich and famous to their tombs in Lima is one of the most blatant signs of the entrenched racism that continues to be practiced. Elegant in tuxedos and white gloves, the six black pallbearers silently and gracefully remove the mahogany coffin bearing a Lima tire magnate from his mansion. They slide it...


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