Monday, October 3, 2011

Brian Walborn Blog #10

Essay Questions: Is racial stereotyping becoming a larger problem in the United States? and Should there be some form of consequences for displaying racism?


January 2008

Rigoglioso, Marguerite. "Research: News: Stanford GSB." Stanford Graduate School of Business. Jan. 2008. Web. 03 Oct. 2011. <>.

Research article

-Begins with Brian Lowery saying that a lot of the time, the media subliminally puts stereotyped into our heads without us knowing it.
-He goes on to say that the messages we subconsciously receive can also be good.
          -two sides to the argument
-The study of the policemen in Los Angeles who were told to make judgments on a hypothetical teenager who robbed a store. Most of the results were the same with the police officers saying african american "gangster."
          -A typical generalization these days

All in all, this article showed the broad range of which people do generalize specific ethnicities. It's opened my mind to more than just the original thought I had to write the essay on.

January 28, 2011

Samantha Rollins. "Racial Stereotyping Persists, Even After Death – TIME Healthland." TIME Healthland - A Healthy Balance of the Mind, Body and Spirit. 28 Jan. 2011. Web. 03 Oct. 2011. <>.

Good article by TIME Magazine

-The source states that out of the 22,905 deaths that they researched, 1.1% of families said that the race on the death certificate was incorrect.
          -Interesting statistic
-Researchers found that a lot of the times in the case of a homicide, the deceased are more likely to be wrongly labelled as black or african american.
          -Again, racial generalization.

Again an article with the same general idea as the first. The stereotyping and beliefs on many races is getting somewhat out of hand if even after the people die, they are still being stereotyped. Maybe it's accidental, but it's still a problem.

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