Checkout these recent events in our country:
Here is a post about a 2013 racist incident in an unlikely place.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education has an ongoing list of racist incidents.
A college student from Queens got more than he bargained for when he splurged on a $350 designer belt at Barneys — when a clerk had him cuffed apparently thinking the black teen couldn’t afford the pricey purchase, even though he had paid for it, a new lawsuit alleges.
“His only crime was being a young black man,” his attorney, Michael Palillo, told The Post.
During the Healthcare debate in 2009, Representative David Scott of Georgia had a 4foot swastika painted over his office sign.
The Southern Poverty Law Center identifies hate groups in America. This link will show you a map of all the hate groups in the United States. Is this surprising? Is this concerning?
This article from the Mail Online, A British online newspaper:
And with Mr Obama reportedly receiving more death threats than any other American president - 400 per cent more than those against his predecessor George Bush, according to a new book...A black U.S. Congressman had a swastika painted over his office sign after he yelled at allegedly racist protesters at a Southern town hall meeting, it emerged today.In 2012, Joel Ward, a black NHL player scored the winning goal in the NHL playoffs and he became the target of racial slurs.
Fraternities and sororities hold racial-themed parties that display very directly the racialized stereotypes that persist in the United States. Does this surprise you? How would you feel/react to a party like this when you go to college?
Here is a post explaining that dynamic from the society pages. Here is a clip of the skit from the daily beast. Have you seen or heard any explicit racism in your own life?