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.
July 21st, 2013
Written by Julie Pace - AP White House Correspondent in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
protests Trayvon Martin t-shirt and "Anonymous" mask
Did Trayvon Martin die because of racial stereotypes that continue to persist in the white community about black boys? On Friday, when President Obama reflected on the context surrounding the tragedy of Martin death, he reminded us of a number of stereotypes that come into play when black boys and young black men are encountered on streets, in department stores, and elevators all across America....
July 10th, 2013
Written by David Brandt - AP Sports Writer in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
A new study gives college sports a B grade for racial and gender hiring practices, though the overall numbers have dipped slightly from last year. The University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport issued the 2012 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card on July 10, 2013. The mark for gender hiring rose slightly to 81.3 points from 80.7 a year ago, while the number...
July 8th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Big Brother
Apparently, you have to be very careful about who you invite to your home. In one example of the insidiousness of racism, and why it’s so hard to get rid of, several houseguests on the CBS-TV reality show “Big Brother,” are caught spewing racist remarks on the live feed of the popular television show. The live feed is an Internet-based 24/7 subscription feed that gives fans access to the Big...
July 6th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
General Ulysses S. Grant
As with the horrors of the Holocaust, prejudice against Jews is something long practiced around the world, including here in the United States where they suffered discrimination, dating back to the Civil War. One of the most blatant times was when General Ulysses S. Grant issued the infamous General Order No. 11. Frustrated by a black market in Southern cotton operating within his base of...
June 21st, 2013
Written by Russ Bynum - Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – During questioning regarding a lawsuit filed against celebrity cook Paula Deen, she admitted using racial slurs in the past, but insisted that neither she nor her family tolerate prejudice or any form of racial discrimination today. A lawyer for Lisa Jackson, former manager of Uncle Bubba’s Seafood and Oyster House, questioned the 66-year-old Food Network star and Savannah...


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