Archive for the ‘Race’ Category

This Media Monday I want to introduce you to my all time favorite website (which is no longer active). Black People Love Us demonstrates a way to communicate stereotypes, much like comedians can do, to advocate for stereotyped groups. Other forms of media have tried this parody technique without the same effect. For example, books […]

Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 10:00 | 0 comments
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“Where are you from?” is a loaded question. This is because two expectations precede it. First, expectations about what the answer is. Typically the answer involves an expectation about continent (e.g., Asia, European), and perhaps less often, country of origin (e.g., South Africa, New Zealand). Second, expectations about the judgment that will be made once […]

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 13:15 | 0 comments
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Too often when it comes to cultural groups we assume differences between them. This is especially the case when the groups seem to fall along dichotomies such as male or female (though other cultures have more than these two genders) or black and white (though certainly there are many shades and combinations in between). In […]

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 08:00 | 0 comments
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Recently, at a restaurant while on vacation I was offered the delightful place-mat below for my children’s use coupled with the requisite and generous mini-package of crayons. I am embarrassed to say that I wasn’t even the one who noticed it. Someone else had to bring it to my attention. What, you might ask, is […]

Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 23:43 | 6 comments
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The police have a bad reputation for being racist. In a hysterical seven minute video, Michael Moore demonstrates this adeptly. There is even a book about it. Since the terrorists attacks of September 11th, criticism of the police for racism against Muslims, in addition to the longstanding stereotype of cops as racist against blacks, has […]

Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 16:57 | 8 comments
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The Angry Black Woman Stereotype is not new, despite its recent emergence in the headlines because of it has been applied to Michelle Obama. Communication about this stereotype abounds in the media. For example, it can be seen in Google Images, a recent book, newspaper articles, blogs, t-shirts, and television shows. Google Images: Michelle Obama […]

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 05:00 | 5 comments
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The interesting thing about the way I study stereotypes is that I do not look at stereotypes of any single group. Anyone who takes some time to peruse my previous posts or is a regular reader will know this is the case. My previous post was on disability and I have posted on gender, race, […]

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 at 20:52 | 0 comments
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As promised, here is the first TCS Trading Card (Michael Richards). For more about Richards, see this video which is also posted in the celebrity gallery.

Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 22:30 | 0 comments
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