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TOPIC: Stereotypes

Stereotypes 08 Nov 2015 21:27 #8422

  • Aicha.C
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After watching my regular YouTubers vlogs on you tube I had this feeling that even in 2015 we still live with many stereotypes and we assign these characteristics to certain people of a specific race. Throughout history black people have been oppressed and abused because of the color of their skin, however after watching a YouTube video I realized that although white people do not deal with the same issues black people deal with they still have stereotypes thrown out to them. The YouTuber I watched referred to white people as "crazy, I realized that the stereotype is portrayed on TV in a lot of the shows I watch. For the most part, white people in the movies are always considered as serial killers and mentally unstable people. However this stereotype is a double sword because it makes it look like white people are always the crazy ones for lack of a better term but i also makes people of color seem like they can not be vulnerable. The pressure is on both sides to feed in to these expectations that are not realistic. When you look beyond a persons color all you can see is who they are as individuals, which adds to the fact that within all races there are "crazy" people and "stable" people. Color-ism is something that we as humans have created and so disorders or illnesses like being a psychopath or being a serial killer does not see color.
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