Tag: Stereotypes

School Slammed Over Black History Month Menu

By Albert Lin After objections from both faculty and students, a San Franciscoarea high school has wisely decided against plans to celebrate Black History Month with a meal of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon. The controversy prompted Carondelet High School’s principal to send home not one but two letters of…

VP Biden: LaGuardia Airport Is Like 'Some Third World Country'

By Albert Lin Vice President Joe Biden did not endear himself to New York City residents with his recent comments about LaGuardia Airport in Queens. During a Thursday event in Philadelphia to unveil Amtrak’s new electric locomotive, Biden discussed the need for improvement in the nation’s travel infrastructure, bringing up…

Is This Flier Racist

By Albert Lin A flier denouncing a Latino mayoral candidate is being criticized for using “racist stereotypes.” The San Diego chapter of the Lincoln Club, a conservative, national pro-business political action committee that promotes “fiscally responsible public policy,” mailed out fliers in January showing City Councilman David Alvarez, who is…

Gun Lobbyist: African-Americans Are 'Surly'

By Albert Lin On his radio show Gun Owners News Hour, host Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, said that Black Americans are “surly” compared with the “African from Africa a very happy person.” In an early January discussion with American Thinker writer Selwyn Duke about a…

Japanese Airline's 'Whiteface' Commercial

By Albert Lin Americans are familiar with the concept of Blackface and yellowface. In Japan, an airline apparently thought it was OK to use whiteface. All Nippon Airways (ANA) has pulled an advertisement that ran in Japan during one weekend in mid-January after the commercial drew charges of racism from…

The Racist New York Post Front Page You Didn't See

By Albert Lin The New York Yankees made news in late January when they signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to an unprecedented seven-year, $155 million contract, by far the largest ever given to a Japanese player. To trumpet the news, the New York Post decided to Photoshop an image of…

Is 'Thug' the New N-Word

By Albert Lin Seattle Seahawks football player Richard Sherman drew unwanted attention to himself on Sunday after an emotionaland some say unnecessarydisplay during a postgame interview. Now he is turning the tables on his critics. On Wednesday, he responded to the many people who called him a thug for his…

Frat Expelled After 'MLK Black Party'

Updated 1/24/14, 9:10am ET to include the fraternity’s expulsion from the university. By Chris Hoenig Arizona State University officials have expelled a popular fraternity after a racist and offensive party held on a weekend to celebrate the nation’s most revered civil-rights leader. The school’s Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) chapter initially…

Study Proves Subconscious Bias Against Dark-Skinned Blacks

By Chris Hoenig When a person knows a Black person is intelligent, he or she is more likely to subconsciously believe that person has lighter skin than the person really does, proving a subconscious bias against dark-skinned Blacks, according to a new study. Researchers at San Francisco State University divided…