Racial Stereotypes

Xavierian Brothers, a mostly white Catholic high school in suburban Boston, not only chose to serve fried chicken for its Black History Month but administrators also placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of an African American cafeteria worker.

Local and state NAACP chapters in North Carolina are calling for immediate action after Christmas calenders with illustrations of "Mammy" were passed out at an assisted living facility.

Lipscomb University president Randy Lowry is under fire for displaying cotton-stalk centerpieces and serving stereotypical foods, including collard greens, at a dinner for African-American students.

“Black Man” chocolate-flavored cookies shaped like a man with braids, a wide nose and big lips are being sold in Romania. The cookies, also available in Turkey and Albania, are the latest in a line of products that profit from racial stereotypes. Remember Obama Waffles, which were sold by a conservative political forum? And who could […]

As the Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a “re-imagining” of the classic Planet of the Apes movies premieres today in theaters, many are questioning the racial politics and stereotypes that have long fueled the franchise and are still very present in Hollywood. Combine the discrimination the apes face in the movie with the long-held stereotype […]