Exposure to conspiracy theories fuels bigoted attitudes

https://www.psypost.org/2019/04/brief-exposure-to-conspiracy-theories-fuel-bigoted-attitudes-that-are-transferred-across-groups-53576 Reading the pro-conspiracy information appeared to increase prejudice in general. Participants who read information supporting conspiracy theories against Jews also showed increases in prejudicial attitudes towards Americans, Arabs, the elderly, poor people, and people on social benefits.“In our study, we found that exposure to conspiracy theories about different social groups

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Casual institutional racism claims

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/110722391/nelson-teacher-job-ad-sparks-institutional-racism-claims An advertisement for a Maori unit teacher at a Nelson school seeking "strong behavioural management skills" has been labelled racist by some parents. They say the ad's language reflects institutional racism ingrained in New Zealand. The head of the school involved, Nelson Intermediate, says the wording was "ill judged". The vacancy was for a teacher at the school's Māori medium unit.

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Is “Mary Poppins” racist ?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12200742 A US academic has caused controversy online after labelling the Disney classic Mary Poppins racist. Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner wrote a piece to the New York Times claiming the nanny Mary Poppins, played by Julie Andrews, "shamefully flirts with blackface" in the scene where she dances with Dick Van Dyke's Bert on the rooftop to the

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Hidden face of racism

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46968750 The Chinese model featured in a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign accused of racism has said the controversy almost ruined her career. Three videos, released in November, showed Zuo Ye struggling to eat Italian food including cannoli and pizza with chopsticks. Widely seen as offensive it led to a severe backlash in

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Architect of U.S. racist policies described as strange dude by elementary teacher

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-miller-3rd-grade-teacher_us_5bbe815de4b0b27cf47a54b9?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics Several people from Miller’s life have recently expressed far more substantial concerns about him than his former teacher, decrying his anti-immigrant and nativist policies in particular. As one of the youngest and arguably most influential advisers to President Donald Trump, Miller is behind some of the administration’s most notorious and racist

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