African Americans

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by kendallgilbertt
Last updated 4 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
African-American History
Grade:
8

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African Americans

"Dangerous"

African Americans are stereotyped by the media today.

African Americans are stereotyped by the media in many different ways.

African Americans

Stereotypes and generalizations about African Americans and their culture have evolved within American society.

"Good Athletes"

The Jim Crow laws were racial segregation state and local laws enacted after the Reconstruction period in the United States that continued in force until 1965. These laws prevent blacks from doing things like voting.

Jim Crow Laws

Movies

"Most Racist Cartoon Ever"

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"Dumb"

"Slaves"

"Servants"

"Mean"

"Ugly"

T.V Shows

Education

Most black sitcoms (a comedy) today are shown by the newer networks (i.e., UPN, the WB) while the mainstream channels (i.e., NBC, CBS, ABC) present white sitcoms. Historically, black actors have been grouped stereotypically and assigned to comedy and buffoonery. TV networks often lack sensitivity in showing various ethnic groups.

Statistics show only 6% of actors are are African Americans. Also, among these African-American characters, 49 percent lacked a high school diploma and 47 percent were low in economic status.This shows that African Americans are stereotyped to be "bad" and "dumb."

Education news stories often mention the “disadvantages” or “underrepresented” black students are. This leading to more bad stereotypes about how african americans are not "excepted."

Cartoons

Many cartoons today, are racist and people dont notice. This is because black stereotypes have become part of our society today.

Complaints about rcial segregation


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