We wouldn't call them stigmas if they weren't indeed a stigma in the modern day human psyche. Society raises us to remember the stigmas of past in-order to prevent them in the future. This is a very curious way to approach a problem and derive a solution, should we forget racism so that our future generations can be naive of those things and have their innocence. Or should we serve justice by burdening our children with the stigmas of past, alienating them and cause a social self segregation by minorities. Black history, latino history etc. they all input stigmas in our minds promoting the idea that we are different and do not stand united as countrymen but segregated by "race", only thing is that this segregation is self imposed. Maybe educating children on a bleak pass can give them a better perspective on the now, but the grain of salt that most people don't take with them is the fact system of race is a bunch of bs.
Centuries old Western European stereotypes make race, which makes the system of race within itself discriminatory.
Hispanics, despite culture being different and varied amongst Spanish speaking countries, European's have always thought less of the Spanish American colonies and its people so they just heaped them together into one group.
Black - We brought you God, you with your foreign tongue, culture and language. You are beneath us, your skin is brown but your hearts are black. (Black has always been a word throughout all time to have stigma attached to it, so it's pretty obivous to see how hatefully people who fit the profile were looked upon for it to be a common term even until now)
White - We are superior, we are obviously a different race of mankind all together (note that fact race is usually used to classify totally different species of animals, simian race, reptilian race) I mean look at our accomplishments incomparison with heathens?
Asians - Foreign people with a foreign tongue, they have squinty eyes and are threats to the safety of our race, (Asians were seen as the only other "race" that could be a threat to "whites")
Congratulations on posting something that is incredibly useless. Simply, you just proved that:
1. You can copy and past.
2. Stigmas are Stigmas.