A poorly worded Twitter message landed the US Republican National Committee in trouble in December 2013. “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism,” the RNC tweeted. The predictable backlash was rapid and furious, noting that racism was, in fact, far from over. Hours later came a correction: “Previous tweet should have read, ‘Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism,’” the official handle noted.The rest of the article is here.
In a study that has been repeated enough times to give validity to the claim, job seeking candidates with black sounding names were called to an interview less than those with white sounding names. Judges give longer sentences, political candidates were thought to be black when their viewpoints contrasted with polling respondents, and white referees seemed to be biased against black until the bias was pointed out.
I know that the more interaction I have with people from different races, culture, and religion, the more my stereotypes disappear.