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.
April 29th, 2014
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Racist Taunts that have become common in soccer matches in Spain and throughout Europe were combated with humor in a recent game. Barcelona defender Dani Alves responded to a racist taunt Sunday in a game at Villarreal by picking up a banana that landed at his feet, peeling and then eating it before proceeding to take a corner kick. Alves said after the match that humor is the best way to combat...
April 18th, 2014
Written by Jake Pearson in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place. The Demographics Unit, conceived with the help of a CIA agent working with the NYPD,...
April 15th, 2014
Written by Maria Sudekum in Stereotypes & Labels with 2 Comments
Long-standing anti-Semitism is behind the senseless killing that occurred in Kansas. The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, of Aurora, Mo., was booked into Johnson County jail...
April 6th, 2014
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Is the U.S. Army discriminating against black women hairstyles with the issuance of new regulations regarding appearance of women soldiers? New regulations meant to help standardize and professionalize soldiers' appearance, according to the Army, are now coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes in the hair requirement are racially biased. Black military women are...
March 25th, 2014
Written by Jeff Amy in Stereotypes & Labels with 5 Comments
Black students in Mississippi are much more likely to be taught by rookie teachers, and black males are suspended at the second-highest rates in the country. Those are among the findings of a U.S. Department of Education report on racial disparities in education released Friday. Neither finding is much of a surprise in Mississippi, where many districts with largely black student bodies scramble...