Tag: Stereotypes

Report on Racism in Philly Suburb School District Causes White Officials to Get Defensive

After a report was released detailing racist incidents in the Haverford, Pa., school district and town, leadership in one of the most affluent regions in the country, with a predominantly white population, decided that diversity is not a priority. Maureen Reusche, the superintendent of the Haverford Township school district said…

Jay-Z Slammed Over Lyrics Perpetuating Jewish Stereotypes

Since releasing his new album on June 30, Jay-Z has managed to do two things in less than a week gain platinum status and stir up anti-Semitic controversy. While the former sounds great, there are some who are less than enthusiastic about the lyricist’s accomplishment, including the Anti-Defamation League. The…

Racist Cartoon Disgraces State University in New York

By Sheryl Estrada Last week, the cover of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Plattsburgh campus’student newspaper featured a cartoon portraying a Black male with a wide smile and bulging eyes in a cap and gown walking through a run-down urban neighborhood. The article coinciding with the illustration, titled…

College Newspaper Publishes 'Most Racist Front Page in America'

By Sheryl Estrada Last week, the cover of the State University of New York’s (SUNY) Plattsburgh campus’student newspaper featured a cartoon portraying a Black male with a wide smile and bulging eyes in a cap and gown walking through a run-down urban neighborhood. The article coinciding with the illustration, titled…

Natural Hair: To Straighten or Not To Straighten

By Sheryl Estrada Angela Green, weeknight anchor for WNCT in Greenville, N.C., stands by the advice she gave an intern to straighten to her natural hair “just to please everybody.” In acell phone videoposted on her Facebook page last week labeled “Natural hair or nah” Green askedviewers to weigh in…