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November 23rd, 2013
Written by The Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
University of Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman
The use of racial slurs at a student government meeting and other race-based incidents on his campus have spurred the University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor to send a campuswide email deploring the incidents. "Racial epithets and racial impersonations are not acceptable anywhere but especially in an institution devoted to education and progress," Chancellor Harvey Perlman said in his email...
November 7th, 2013
Written by Russell Roberts in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ran a story that alleged Incognito was encouraged by Dolphins’ coaches to “toughen” Martin up after the player skipped some voluntary work-outs and opened the possibility that Incognito’s harsh treatment of Martin began because of these requests.
The alleged bullying incident on the NFL's Miami Dolphins football team between two offensive linemen, one white and one African American, continues to take many twists and turns, and with each reported revelation it becomes more and more unbelievable. At first the incident between white lineman Richie Incognito and black lineman Jonathan Martin was reported as a case of the veteran Incognito...
November 5th, 2013
Written by Christine Armario - Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Nationwide, over 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or law enforcement referrals are black or Hispanic, according to U.S. Department of Education data.
Reducing the school-to-prison pipeline for minority students is becoming a major concern across the country, especially in those states where there is growing evidence that detentions, expulsions and arrests are issues more to children of color for lesser offenses. One of the nation's largest school districts, law enforcement and the NAACP have reached a deal aimed at arresting fewer students for...
November 4th, 2013
Written by Nebi Qena - Associated Press in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
A Kosovo ethnic Albanian man looks at the ballot at a polling station in the Kosovo capital of Pristina before casting his vote Sunday, Nov 3, 2013. People in Kosovo are voting in a local election that will test the country's fragile relations with Serbia as both seek to move closer to the European Union. Serb participation in Kosovo's political life is a key element of an EU-brokered deal that seeks to settle the dispute over Kosovo and unlock EU funds.
The Kosovo elections test ethnic relations with Serbia as hard-line Serbs in northern Kosovo intimidated would-be voters and were suspected of attacking a polling station during local elections Sunday. The actions underscored Kosovo's strained relations with Serbia, even as both states seek closer ties to the European Union. It was the first time voters in all of Kosovo were choosing local...
October 29th, 2013
Written by Leanne Italie in Stereotypes & Labels with 0 Comments
Is it appropriate to dress in blackface costumes for Halloween imitating any racial or ethnic group?
Is dressing in blackface costumes for Halloween racist whether it is a favorite TV character, musical star or politician? How about a bloody hoodie and blackface for a costume riff on the slain teen Trayvon Martin, or full-on minstrel at a splashy Africa-themed party for the fashion elite in Milan? Each of those costumes made headlines this Halloween season. And the answer to each, African...


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