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.
November 5th, 2009
Written by Danielle Douglas in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
hallway between cubicles
Midway through a rousing rendition of En Vogue’s “Never Gonna Get It,” Cilka and I, singing into “microphones” fashioned out of highlighters, burst out laughing.Over the past two years, this scene, usually performed before a captive audience of co-workers, has become a fixture in our workday. We’ve mastered the art of breaking up the monotony of corporate life with everything from musings on past...
August 31st, 2009
Written by Alakananda Mookerjee in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
“Racism,” typically, connotes a feeling of bias or hostility that white folks display toward blacks. Also, the prevalence of racism is generally ascribed to countries in the Western world. Countries like India and China, among others, are believed to have no racism, simply because these nations have a relatively homogenous population as compared to the U.S. and EU nations. Can Asian Indians have...
June 10th, 2009
Written by Tom Leland in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Ten members of the local chapter of the Irish Heritage Club walk into a bar for a pint after their monthly meeting — no, this is not the beginning of an Irish joke. At some point, someone starts describing a barroom brawl they once witnessed, and tells how the police came and hauled a couple of guys off in the “paddy wagon.” While this may seem like typical talk over a few beers, some of the...
May 6th, 2009
Written by Stacy Nguyen in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
On July 1, 2002, the word “Oriental” (as it refers to race) was stricken from all government documents in the state of Washington thanks to the efforts of state Senator Paul Shin. Unfortunately, it hasn’t yet disappeared entirely from use. Though, to most Americans, the O-word doesn’t carry the same historical and emotional baggage as the N-word, however, for Americans of Asian descent it is a...
April 29th, 2009
Written by Aricka Flowers in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Articulate. On its own, the word means nothing more than its Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of "divided into syllables," or "words meaningfully arranged" or "able to speak." But when the word is used to describe a black person, it tends to carry an entirely different connotation. "First of all, it expresses a presumption that African-Americans are, by and large, not articulate," explains...


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