Monthly Archives: June 2014

How positive are positive stereotypes?

CNN recently featured an opinion piece calling attention to the issue of racial bias against Asians in the United States. After a study released by Wharton, Columbia and New York Universities revealed discriminating perceptions of Asian students in academia, Helen … Continue reading

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Casey Kasem fought Arab stereotypes in pop culture

Jack Shaheen, who wrote the foreword for 100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans, reflects about the late Casey Kasem on the United Arab Emirates The National. Kasem, who was Arab American, was a disc jockey, music historian, radio personality … Continue reading

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International students in U.S. top 1 million

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program published a report indicating over one million international students are now studying in American universities, a two percent increase since the start of the year and an all time high for the number of … Continue reading

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Redskins name ruled ‘disparaging,’ loses trademark

The latest twist in the debate over the use of the name “Redskins” by Washington D.C.’s professional football team took an unusual turn today. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled the use of Redskins is “disparaging to Native Americans” … Continue reading

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