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Analysis on diversity

In an article in the NY Times, the reporter writes about two men who beat an African-American teenager on election night. While they beat him the suspects yelled "Obama!" The report does not dwell on the stereotype, although the suspects yelling "Obama!" clearly indicates the presence of a stereotype. I didn't know about this story before, there this story did tell me something new. It did not tell me anything new about a particular stereotype, but it informed me of people's reactions to Obama's victory.