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.
February 14th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 1 Comment
The findings from an NFL investigations show that Jonathan Martin, another offensive lineman and assistant trainer were routinely harassed with racist slurs and sexual taunts.
Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was subjected to "a pattern of harassment" that included racist slurs and vicious sexual taunts about his mother and sister by three teammates, according to a report ordered by the NFL. The report said Richie Incognito, who was suspended by the Dolphins in November, and fellow offensive linemen John Jerry and Mike Pouncey harassed Martin. Another...
February 7th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 3 Comments
While fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread are enjoyed across ethnic groups, those foods have been used historically in a derogatory way toward Blacks.
The Black History month luncheon menu was found to be offensive even if the intent was well meaning. Perhaps if the lunch menu items were part of an extended program of education and enlightenment of the struggles and contribution of African-American during the history of America and the world, the response might have been different. Officials at a Northern California private school are...
February 5th, 2014
Written by The Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff office conducted fewer raids in search of illegal immigrants in the workplace.
The pace of workplace raids in search of illegal immigrants in Arizona's most populous county has slowed, with only about half as many raids conducted in 2013 as the annual average in the previous five years. The Arizona Republic reports that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal-employment squad conducted six work-site raids in 2013, down from an average of nearly 14 in the previous five...
January 26th, 2014
Written by Paul Newberry in Stereotypes & Labels with 4 Comments
The racial stereotypes between Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman will share the stage with their performance as exceptional pro athletes during the Super Bowl. They have already begun.
Racial stereotypes will be injected into the Super Bowl. You can see it coming with the inevitable comparisons between Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. There are no better headlines: Good vs. evil; Humble vs. loudmouthed; The well-groomed quarterback vs. the cornerback with dreads. You can see, lurking just beneath the surface, the undeniable racial overtones. We all love an enticing matchup...
January 20th, 2014
Written by Nekesa Mumbi Moody in Stereotypes & Labels with 2 Comments
Madonna, surely as a mother of multi-racial children, you know what it means to use a racial slur. What value is there in using one?
Madonna's use of a racial slur on Social Media is inexcusable. As a mother of multi-racial children, what was she thinking? As we remember the work of Martin Luther King, this is just one example of why there is much more to be done. Madonna apologized Saturday for using a racial slur on Instagram to refer to her white son, seeking forgiveness a day after calling those who criticized her language...


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