A German soldier during WW2 called Werner Goldberg was branded “The Ideal German Soldier” because of his physical appearance. Ironically he was half Jewish.
The stereotype of African Americans loving fried chicken dates back to the Civil War, as chickens were generally the only animals slaves could raise on their own.
Blacks and Latinos accounted for 100 percent of LAPD dog bite victims in 2013.
Contrary to urban legend, the woman who accepted Marlon Brando’s 1973 Academy Award was in fact a Native American. Sacheen Littlefeather was born Maria Cruz to a white mother & full-blooded (but mixed tribe) Native dad. John Wayne had to be restrained from dragging her off stage.
The NFL moved 1993 Super Bowl from Arizona after residents there voted against recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Looney Toons Golden Collection DVD’s have a disclaimer explaining racial stereotypes in some cartoon shorts, airing them unedited “because to do otherwise would be the same as to claim these prejudices never existed”.
White on black murders make up 4% of all homicides in the US. Black on white murders make up 8%.
In 1957, the KKK planned to set up a burning cross at a college in Alabama that recently integrated. However, because it was finals week, the students were all in their dorms and heard the KKK outside. The students then attacked the KKK with bats and golf clubs and forced them to retreat.