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.
June 20th, 2013
Written by Jennifer V. Hughes in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Dean Obeidallah
When comic Dean Obeidallah took the stage not long after the September 11th terrorist attacks, he did something he had never done before: He called himself “Dean Joseph,” using his middle name instead of his Palestinian last name because of the racial discrimination articles flowing throughout the U.S. The new name stuck for only a few shows before Obeidallah realized he could use his ethnic...
June 11th, 2013
Written by Alicia Norman in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
group photo of African American soldiers
I am never quite sure if the term African-American grew as a direct result of awareness principles like political correctness. But whatever its birth, the advent of hyphenated American racial groups has created a hypersensitive atmosphere that caused greater tensions between the races. Personally, I’ve never had an issue with being called black. To me, it’s little more than a descriptor — like...
June 4th, 2013
Written by David Eggert - Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Michigan Mascots
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A federal agency dismissed a complaint seeking to ban the use of American Indian mascots and imagery in Michigan's K-12 schools, saying a state department cited no specific cases of harm to students in 35 districts. The state Department of Civil Rights, which received notice of the ruling Friday, said Monday it was disappointed and considering whether to appeal or take other...
May 31st, 2013
Written by Patty Talahongva in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
In the snow packed regions of Alaska, individuals living there have been labeled as Eskimos, an Algonquian word meaning “raw meat eaters.” While the term may seem acceptable to mainstream American, the subtle mention of the word ‘Eskimo’ conjures images of racial indignation for most Alaskans. Alaskans classify themselves in distinct groups Athabascan, Aleut, Alutiq, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida,...
May 28th, 2013
Written by Jacques Billeaud - Associated in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people. The decision by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in Phoenix backs up years of allegations from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's critics who say...


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