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Combating the Southern Stereotype

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on 20 April 2016

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Transcript of Combating the Southern Stereotype

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."
Wrongful Examples
-The Dukes of Hazzard
-My Name is Earl
-Forrest Gump
Quick Video
Works Cited
-Clark, Jason K., Cassie A. Eno, and Rosanna E. Guadagno. "Southern Discomfort: The Effects Of Stereotype Threat On The Intellectual Performance Of US Southerners." Self & Identity 10.2 (2011): 248. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 14 Mar. 2016.
-Fields, R. Douglas. "Why Does a Southern Drawl Sound Uneducated to Some?" Scientific American Blog Network. Scientific American, 7 Dec. 2012. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.
-Inge, M. Thomas. "Walt Disney's Song Of The South And The Politics Of Animation." Journal Of American Culture 35.3 (2012): 219-230. Literary Reference Center. Web. 14 Mar. 2016.
-Leopold, Todd. “The South: Not all Bubbas and Banjos.” CNN. Cable News Network, 14 Apr. 2012. Web. 16 Mar. 2016.
-McEvers, Kelly, and Walton Goggins. “’The Hateful Eight’s’ Walton Goggins: On Being a Southerner in Hollywood.” NPR. NPR, 5 Jan. 2016. Web. 21 Mar. 2016.
-Rawls, Kristin. “5 Big Stereotypes About the South (And the Real Story Behind Them).” Alternet. Alternet, 02 Apr. 2012. Web. 16. Mar. 2016.
-SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on Gone Wind with the.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2004. Web. 7 Apr. 2016.
-Zemeckis, Robert, Steve Tisch, Wendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Don Burgess, Arthur Schmidt, Alan Silvestri, Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Eric Roth, and Winston Groom. Forrest Gump. Hollywood, CA: Paramount Pictures, 2001. Film. 7 Apr. 2016.

What is the Southern Stereotype?
-All Hicks and Rednecks
-Mostly Live on Farms
-The Drawl
-Racists and Confederate flag loving
Why is this important?
-Stereotyping is wrong
-Creates false illusion of how life actually is
-Brings down the stereotyped
Conclusion
-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
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