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Stereotypes

The Latest 'Dear White People' PSA Will Crack You Up

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices

We've all heard the stereotype that black men are, uh, well-endowed in the nether region. However, this playful PSA from our favorite folks from th...

Yagana Shah

These 13 Stunning Photos Of Senior Athletes Shatter Every Aging Stereotype

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty

Age is just a number and wrinkles certainly aren't a sign of weakness for senior athletes. While most athletes might throw in the towel by the time th...

I'm More Than Just 140 Characters Worth Of Hashtags

Jackson Barnett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Teen
Jackson Barnett

I'm going to save my labels for things that are the most important to me: things that are even more specific than "vegetarian," "photographer" or "musician."

Boys Kissing Boys

Brent Almond | Posted 07.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

I don't want my boy to stop being the loving, hugging, kissing free spirit he's been up till now. I guess I just want the world to know it, and to stop telling him it's not okay.

Noisy Neighbors

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Paul Stoller

The messages that films evoke say a great deal about the current state of our society. In recent years summer films have highlighted fantasy and rive...

How to Make Friends on the Rapid 7 Metro: The Problems and Perks of Being a Weirdo

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 07.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Ryan Chapin Mach

Generally, there's not a lot of behavior that will faze the people on the Rapid 7 to Santa Monica, but on my commute home the other day, they proved something I'd long suspected: everybody hates a loud talker.

What Time Is It? Not CP Time

Gerard Kersey | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Gerard Kersey

The instructor stated how crucial being timely is in business and personal matters, and we can never be on CP time if we want to be successful. I don't know what surprised me more: the fact that she said this or that it was said and not much of an uproar followed.

No, Washington Post, Marriage Won't Make Me Safer

Bustle | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Bustle

As a product of what these authors would probably call a "broken home," I know more about what I am looking for in a marriage -- and, equally as important, what I'm not looking for. And I am so grateful for that.

Redskin Psychology: The Origins of Cruel Caricatures

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

My hometown football team has been under fire for many years for using the derogatory term "redskin" as its team mascot. As it should. Indeed, the stereotype existed long before the football team -- even before football. But where and how do such mean-spirited and distorted caricatures get started?

Code Word: Is 'Arrogant' the New 'Uppity'?

Ian Moss | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Ian Moss

Use of the term "uppity" has experienced a revival since Barack Obama's election as the nation's first Black President. More than a few of Mr. Obama's detractors have taken to calling him "arrogant" and at times, they have dispensed with the veneer of political correctness by even calling him "uppity."

The Modern Woman as Flawless

Tayler Wiley | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women
Tayler Wiley

It is not to say that there aren't many demanding and also harmful expectations equally projected upon men. Stereotypes hurt everyone, but men have not had to face quite the same inequality as their female counterparts.

Jennifer Weiner: 'Do I Want Respect or Do I Want Readers?'

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

Weiner mused that while women are not dissuaded or shamed by reading thrillers by male authors, the covers of which often feature blood, bullet holes and other "masculine" imagery, "Why won't a man pick up a book with flowers (on it)?"

Macklemore, Anti-Semitism and the Problem With Taboos

Steven Clough | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Clough

Why was Macklemore's costume offensive? To answer this, we need to take a quick look at the root of these stereotypes and how they've been used to oppress a group of people.

Why Your Image of Africa Is Wrong, and How to Change It

Francis Tapon | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
Francis Tapon

Just like there are many sides to America, there are many sides to Africa. Can you imagine if Africans stereotyped us just like we stereotype them?

One Map Shows The Entire World In Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts

The world is filled with stereotypes. Whether the glaring generalizations hit close to home or bear no resemblance to reality, widely held beliefs abo...

Stereotypes: Black Muggers, Brown Terrorists; a Young Liberal's Challenge

Write for the Future | Posted 07.23.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

by Curran Dhar I slammed myself for being a racist the second after I felt the impulse to walk away from the sight of two African American men. They ...

Will Katy Perry Apologize for Her Anti-Jewish Caricature?

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

I hope that Perry offers an apology along the lines of Mackelmore and pulls the video off the web. It belongs as part of history -- but has no place in a society that values cultural and ethnic diversity.

From Morehouse to Berkeley and Back: Difficult Decisions for Black Students

Marcus Lee | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Marcus Lee

If we assume our own inherent potential and value as students and remain critical, we can begin to see the challenges that seek to obstruct us more vividly, call them out more pointedly, and work together across institutions to create change more triumphantly.

What French People Really Think Of The U.S.

Thrillist | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

The French have a lot of things to explain to us about Paris, but turns out they also have a lot of things to explain to us about... erm... us.

On Donald Glover, Weirdos and the Myth of the Black Male Narrative

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 07.14.2014 | Black Voices
Shane Paul Neil

Please know that I love Jay's music. He is quite possible the greatest rapper to ever step into a booth. But somewhere along the line his story (fatherless child turned drug dealer turned mogul) became the only acceptable answer to what is the "real" black male experience.

"The Blonde": A Talk With Anna Godbersen

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Anna Godbersen is the bestselling author of The Luxe series and Bright Young Things. Her new novel, The Blonde, is her first foray into adult fiction and is a compulsively gripping read.

See Me As a Woman First, a Black Woman Second

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Misee Harris

We are just as diverse a population as any other race or culture of women. We deserve to see that diversity reflected in the television programs we watch.

Racism Over Rice and Beans

Viviana Leo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Viviana Leo

We all know about rich white people, suburban middle-class white people, trailer-park white people, but we've been shown -- almost without exception -- only ghetto Latin people.

I Have No Idea Who Is Sitting Next to You, But You Don't Either

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 07.07.2014 | DC
Amy L. Freeman

I was waiting in a line at a supermarket Tuesday morning when a woman I know only by her first name (Helena) got in line behind me and asked how my jo...

Cinco de Mayo: A Different Take

Khanh Ho | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Most people just don't know what Cinco de Mayo is about, beyond the fact that it is an excuse to guzzle tequila. They do not know that the event commemorates an heroic battle for the city of Puebla. Not Mexican Independence Day.