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Racial Stereotypes

What American Hustle Doesn't Tell You About ABSCAM

James Zogby | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

There was another dimension of ABSCAM which American Hustle doesn't consider and media reviews have ignored and that is the impact ABSCAM had on Arab Americans.

The 5 Things Black Women Must Do in 2014 to Live Happier, Healthier, Healed Lives

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

We look so good on the outside. But some of us are badly broken on the inside. And we are killing other black women with our venom.

Names Can Be Magical -- Or Maddening, Depending on Your Perspective

Eric Cooper | Posted 02.19.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Some people discourage parents from giving their children "black" names. I strongly disagree with this advice. Instead, get rid of the stereotypes that unfairly generalize about people's sense of responsibility, social and economic circumstances, and capacity to succeed, based on race.

All About Corey Haywood's Racist Rants Against Black Women

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

We need to be having a conversation about heritage, what it truly is to be black, looking at ways as a society to stop being a slave to these stereotypes that exist about us -- we are a great people with a great story of endurance that isn't yet over.

Slaving to Racial Stereotypes

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Ignorance prevails and it instills in us all that we should not have our own sense of individuality, but instead that we are expected to be identical to others whose skin pigmentation is the same as ours.

Through the Looking Glass

Andrea Lyon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Crime
Andrea Lyon

In this case, though, the prosecution did not understand that they needed to select a jury that would be willing to have a conversation about the role of race in this case.

Just This Once: What We Need After Trayvon

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

We hoped that just this once, America would show signs of healing. We cannot lose another innocent child so maybe, just maybe, this time we have not only a teachable moment but also a solutions moment.

Book Excerpt: He's a Different Kind of Black

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 09.23.2013 | Books
Bruce Reyes-Chow

As I mentioned in the opening chapter about Lorenzo, I attended high school in Sacramento, California, in the mid-1980s. The community of my upbringing was middle-class, Asian-American, and suburban.

How This Boy's Story Would Have Been Told If He Were White

sociological images | Posted 07.24.2013 | Parents

Editor's Note: Lisa Wade, PhD originally wrote this posted this piece on The Society Pages in 2010. In the wake of last week's verdict in the George Z...

The Zimmerman Verdict Highlights America's Disgrace

David Abbitt | Posted 09.15.2013 | Crime
David Abbitt

Yes, it is an unfair system and minorities, those who have darker skin in particular, are treated inequitably by it. The injustices stretch far beyond the American courtroom, beyond a single verdict or a handful of verdicts. So, what are we going to do about it?

A Message to Young Black America About Trayvon

Kelli Clifton | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Kelli Clifton

Sadly, I do not think I am alone. Many of us are too far removed from the fight that are parents, grandparents, and civil rights leaders experienced in order for us to be where we are today. In our generation's terms, the struggle is real.

Miley Cyrus, Stop Disrespecting What 'Feels Black'

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Blackness is not a trend or a fad. What "feels black" is as versatile and subjective as the number of outfits, hairstyles, and jewels you use to cover up your identity, Miley Cyrus.

EgoPo's Unfortunate History Is Brave Theater

Lew Whittington | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

As tough as theater has gotten as a viable commercial art, in Philadelphia Lane Savadove's still believes that theater can be a catalyst for social change.

Murder, Mayhem and Memphis: Lessons From My White Neighbor About Blacks

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Living in a society where citizens are conditioned to believe that being black and male is synonymous with crime is severely misguided, out of context to centuries of brutal oppression recorded in history.

Asian Students, Plagiarism Stereotypes And Compassion

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Taking a compassionate perspective, considering the potential limiting impact of bias in ourselves, seeing individuals instead of group members and identifying areas to strengthen as opposed to prejudge are critical in providing a quality education.

African Americans And The Watermelon Stereotype

Theodore Johnson | Posted 04.12.2013 | TED Weekends
Theodore Johnson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's true -- I'm a black man with a watermelon for a birthmark. In many countries and cultures around the world, this would be unremarkable. But in the United States, where watermelon is associated with historic African-American stereotypes, my birthmark takes on a more complex symbolism.

It's Not Just a Latino Priority: Seeing the Truth About Immigration Reform

Gerry Hudson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

There are about 3 million black immigrants who comprise approximately 9 percent of the nation's foreign-born population. Some of these immigrants have traveled here from poorer countries seeking opportunity; others have sought asylum.

He's Black, I'm White: What We've Learned From Each Other About Stereotypes

Mandy Fox-Raynor | Posted 05.20.2013 | Fifty
Mandy Fox-Raynor

My husband and I are opposites. He has dark skin; I have light. He has black hair; mine is blonde. He loves sports; I am an art nerd. He reads science fiction novels; I like Us Magazine (particularly when they show Ryan Gosling without his shirt on). The list goes on and on...

Riding Race

Frank H. Wu | Posted 05.14.2013 | San Francisco
Frank H. Wu

I would like to share a little story about race. It is nothing and everything, merely an incident neither inconsequential nor unique.

Study: Racial Stereotyping Linked To Less Creativity, Greater Chance Of Landing A Top Job

Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

In a recent study out of Tel Aviv University, researchers found that people with an inclination to put certain racial groups into a box (aka stereotyp...

My 'Washington Heights' Dilemma

Francina Morel | Posted 03.11.2013 | Latino Voices
Francina Morel

Tonight, MTV is launching the show Washington Heights. The series will profile a group of friends who live in the uptown section of Manhattan known as "The Heights". After watching the trailer, I felt especially skeptical and curious as to what can of worms this show might open up.

Artist Investigates Racial Stereotypes In Controversial New Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.13.2012 | Arts

Strength and silence permeate Ken Gonzales-Day's three-part exhibition, entitled Profiled | Hang Trees | Portraits at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. Thro...

Racial And Ethnic Stereotypes Still Alive In Schools

Voxxi | Ron Bernee | Posted 12.10.2012 | Latino Voices

Do students belonging to an ethnic minority have to deal with ethnic stereotypes on a daily basis? You bet. We all do! While stereotyping in genera...

Black (Or Not) Like Me: Thoughts on CNN's Black in America 5

Smokey Fontaine | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment
Smokey Fontaine

Progress has been made. Scores of light-skinned African-Americans have bucked stereotype and shown themselves to be culturally authentic. But Black In America reminds me that we still have work to do.

Getting To Know The 'Other'

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion
Engy Abdelkader

We should realize that sometimes, often times, we just don't have all the information we need to make an informed judgment about a person or a group of people. The best way to figure that out is by exposing ourselves to others with whom we may not ordinarily associate.