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Does Reality TV Promote Dangerous Stereotypes?

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CiCi (Naseyah) Dunlap

on 4 June 2014

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Transcript of Does Reality TV Promote Dangerous Stereotypes?

Old-schooled TV set
MTV logo
The Guardian
, British newspaper
Burkeman, Oliver. “Why Stereotypes Are Bad Even When They’re ‘Good.’” Guardian [London] 12 Dec. 2012: n. pag. Theguardian.com. Web. 30 May 2014. <http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/oliver-burkemans-blog/2012/dec/12/stereotypes-bad-even-when-good>.
Gabriel, Trip. “Feeling Dragged Through the Mud, as MTV Comes to West Virginia.” New York Times [New York] 1 Jan. 2013, sec. US: A14. Feeling Dragged Through the Mud, as MTV Comes to West Virginia. Web. 21 May 2014. <http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/us/feeling-dragged-through-the-mud-as-mtv-comes-to-west-virginia.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1400677427-vHM+fauLaSjES8+ZhL1X2w>.

The Godfather
African-American women are depicted as feisty, loudmouthed naggers while black men are usually criminals.
Italians are portrayed as mobsters and gang members.
Asians are usually doctors or obedient, submissive women.
Muslims are almost always shown as terrorist.
Latinos, typically Mexicans, are portrayed as illegal immigrants or gang bangers residing in South Central Los Angeles.
Midwest Americans are shown as hillbillies.
Stereotypes portrayed in TV and Film
Does Reality TV Promote Dangerous Stereotypes?
Naseyah Dunlap
English 9
Mrs. Barbulean
3 June 2014
Jackie Robinson
Television and film can endorsed positive stereotypes, one of which is African-American and Latino excellence in sports.
The Bright Side
My Opinion
I believe that reality TV and television in general promote stereotypes that effect racial groups negatively. However, if film chose to focus on the positive in these groups, people (including myself) would not have a such problem it.
Nuruddin, Yusuf. “racial stereotypes in film.” Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Web. 23 May 2014.
“Race and Ethnicity in Entertainment.” Issues & Controversies On File: n. page. Issues & Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 24 Aug. 2007. Web. 23 May 2014. <http://www.2facts.com/article/i1200440>.
Wong, Kristen. “I Jumped into Reality TV to Raise the Profile of Asian Americans.” Cnn.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 May 2014. <http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/21/living/asian-american-identity/>.
Bibliography (cont.)
Since the dawn of television, shows have promoted hurtful stereotypes about people of all ethnic and religious.
It is important to recognize these stereotypes so we know that no one race is superior
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