I fancy asking questions about racial stereotypes in the US. Would they be on-topic? What is the origin of the stereotype that Polish people lack intelligence? is. Example:
p. 258 of The Good Lawyer quotes Clarence Darrow's article for Esquire, May 1936 entitled “How to Pick a Jury.”, where he discusses racial stereotypes in the US. What spurred them? How were they rationalized? E.g., why does Darrow judge
German Americans to be less "keen about individual rights", and
German American Catholics to "be emotional"?
[1.] The German is not so keen about individual rights except where they concern his own way of life; liberty is not a theory, it is a way of living. Still, he wants to do what is right, and he is not afraid. He has not been among us long, his ways are fixed by his race, his habits are still in the making. We need inquire no further. If he is a Catholic, then he loves music and art; [2.] he must be emotional, and will want to help you; give him a chance.