Tag: Stereotypes

Pa. Supreme Court Candidate's Racist Email

By Albert Lin A judge has withdrawn his name from consideration for a post on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court after admitting that he forwarded a racist email—but he claims the email had nothing to do with his decision. Centre County President Judge Thomas Kistler, who has worn a robe for…

Joe Biden's Latest Targets: Women, Somalis

By Albert Lin Vice President Joe Biden is at it again, this time raising eyebrows with his words and his hands. Here are some notable headlines on the VP’s latest missteps. The Washington Post: Joe Biden takes ‘being Biden’ to new heights (or depths) The Washington Times: Joe Biden sparks…

Colorado Community Protests Illegal Pete's Restaurant

By Darryl Hannah It wasn’t too long ago that Latino residents in Fort Collins, Colo., were deemed “illegal” and barred from certain restaurants that bore the signs “No Dogs and Mexicans.” That’s why many in the community are urging restaurateur Pete Turner to change the name of his restaurant chain…

FDNY History: Calendar Features First Woman

By Albert Lin A New York City firefighter has made history by becoming the first woman to be featured in the Fire Department of New York’s annual Calendar of Heroes. Danae Mines, 36, an 11-year veteran of the FDNY, faced an uphill battle in becoming a firefighter, let alone Miss…

Do Black Children Feel Less Pain Than White Children

By Jasmine Evans Photo by Shutterstock Starting at around 7 years of age, American children believe that Black kids feel less pain than their white counterparts, according to a recent study from the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. For the study, researchers asked 5-, 7- and 10-year-olds, who were mostly…

Vogue Publishes Blackface Spread

By Chris Hoenig The fashion industry’s ignorance of the fact that Blackface is offensive continues, with Vogue‘s Italian edition publishing a spread featuring a model in Blackface. The series of photos in Vogue Italia, titled “Abracadabra,” features model Saskia de Brauw in a variety of ethnic costumes and face-paint colors,…

Pastor Warns Black Women: 'A White Homo May Take Your Man'

By Albert Lin The pastor of a church in Harlem is spreading an anti-LGBT message to his community, warning both in a video and on a marquee outside his church of the “homosexual demons” being unleashed on the Black population. Dr. James David Manning put the following message on the…