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Combating the Southern Stereotype
Transcript of Combating the Southern Stereotype
What is a stereotype?
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, it means "To believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same."
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What is the Southern Stereotype?
-All Hicks and Rednecks
-Mostly Live on Farms
-Racists and Confederate flag loving
Why is this important?
-Stereotyping is wrong
-Creates false illusion of how life actually is
-Brings down the stereotyped
-There are universal stereotypes
-Focusing on good, not bad or wrong
-Southerners are well respected people with good intentions, but a bad past that haunts the modern age