Stereotyping is one very common and effective way in which racism is perpetuated. Thus, there is a preponderance of representations of these groups within circumscribed categories, . athletics, entertainment, crime, and so forth. Stereotypes are one-dimensional. They only highlight specific characteristics and these are often used to typify whole groups of people. Other elements, absent from the stereotypes, are similarly absent from the coverage. This leads to a situation where assumptions are made about people on the basis of stereotyping. These assumption can perpetuate exclusion and in extreme cases, can justify forced internment and genocide.
My purpose is simply to point out that part of the dialogue of the new beginning ought to include a reminder that just as politics are supposed to stop at the water's edge, so should centuries of the kind of racial and ethnic baggage that Americans have spent generations fighting to put behind us.
The moving logo comes from a painting by an artist who lives and works in North Vancouver: Mino. The original painting is called “ A Letter from the Sea ” which is part of her series, “ Water is Life ”. With a strong message about environmental destruction and racism, this series is both personal and emotional and was influenced by current international and national events. From this place of emotion, Mino has also captured hope for the world and for British Columbia.
''When native title came out, kids came up and said, 'I wouldn't want you living next to me','' Bodkin-Andrews recalls. ''I think because of my age, I was more dismissive of it; my parents had taught me racism was the problem of the other race.''
The month of October saw another victory for our class when Black workers marched on Washington for the Millions More March. At this historic event Minister Farrakhan reminded those in attendance of the importance of not scapegoating immigrants, and he made it a point to name each and every one of the modern-day states of this country that were stolen from Mexico. This is of great significance because it is an example of the same revolutionary understanding that is being demonstrated by Cuba and Venezuela.