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.
January 3rd, 2014
Written by Jacques Billeaud - Associated in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Racial profiling will be costly to Phoenix taxpayers as a result of the court ruling that found Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office guilty of racially profiling Latinos in regular traffic stops.
Taxpayers in metropolitan Phoenix are expected to pay out an estimated $21 million over the next year and a half for changes ordered in response to a court ruling that found an Arizona sheriff's office racially profiled Latinos in its regular traffic and immigration patrols. Maricopa County also would have to pick up an additional $10 million in staff and other costs each year beginning in mid-...
December 31st, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
An Anti-Semitic gesture, described as an inverted Nazi salute, was used after a Soccer win by West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka.
An Anti-Semitic gesture, described as an inverted Nazi salute, was used after a Soccer win by Nicolas Anelka. West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka has agreed to stop performing a controversial goal celebration that has anti-Semitic connotations and caused an outcry in his native France. The former France international is the subject of an investigation by the English Football Association...
December 23rd, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Stereotypes & Labels with 1 Comment
Personality Phil Robertson, of A&E’s hit show “Duck Dynasty,” has come under pressure and been suspended from the show since word came out about the racist and anti-gay remarks he made during an interview that’s going to appear in the January issue of GQ magazine.
Duck Dynasty viewers have come down on both sides of the issue when it comes to decrying and defending the racist and anti-gay statements made by Phil Robertson, one of its stars. Is the response a reflection of the polarization of America when it comes to matters of race and gender? Duck, Phil, duck! That's what the TV reality personality Phil Robertson, of A&E's hit show "Duck Dynasty," has...
December 20th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Sinterklass is a popular figure. He is tall, somewhat stand-offish, and stern. So the jolly Black Petes have become the unofficial ambassadors of Christmas, as ubiquitous as mall Santas as they show up on street corners, in stores, and at office parties throughout the country.
Black Pete, the helper to the Dutch Santa Claus known as Sinterklass, is one of the most common sights of the holiday season in the Netherlands. This year, however, Black Pete has brought something new with him besides gifts for good little girls and boys: Charges of racism. In a controversy that rocked the Netherlands this year, some have accused the normally-benign figure of Black Pete as...
December 8th, 2013
Written by Michael Biesecker - AP Staff Writer in Stereotypes & Labels with 1 Comment
The second DOJ-funded study filed in court last week was conducted by John MacDonald, chair of the department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. He found Latinos stopped by Johnson's deputies were 2.5 times more likely than drivers of other races to be issued a ticket and 1.5 times more likely to be arrested. MacDonald estimated a 1 in 1,000 chance such a racial disparity could occur randomly.
Two university professors hired by the U.S. Department of Justice to analyze traffic stops by the Alamance County Sheriff's Office say statistical data conclusively shows deputies there are racially profiling Latino drivers. The two analyses were filed in U.S. District Court last week as part of a federal civil rights complaint against Sheriff Terry S. Johnson. For their studies, Justice's...


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