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Transcript of Stereotypes
Dear White People...
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When did these stereotypes arise?
Started with the arrival of slavery
Heightened by the civil war era and segregation era
Wealthy stereotypes stemmed from rich plantation owners treating black slaves badly
Poor stereotypes stemmed from the non-slave owners disliking the rich slave owners
Have they changed over time?
These stereotypes have mostly stayed the same over time.
Overall, most white people have been wealthier than minorities historically, starting the "rich white man" stereotype.
White people are such a large racial group that it had to divide between rich and poor, as they have always been pitted against each other.
How have they been used?
They are used as a way for oppressed people to fight back against their white oppressors.
Minorities and other white people alike use them to make light of tough situations.
A Presentation on Stereotypes...
... of white people.
Vadim Sergaivich Grakhovskiy
Insensitive (especially to minorities)
Don't have to worry about money/ are careless with money
Get away with things (are not targeted)
Fraternity/ Sorority people
On a lot of drugs
Blue collar jobs
Rednecks (ignorance, stupidity)
Living in the country
Angry (towards minorities, towards the rich)
How did gender stereotypes change over time?
There was a huge growth of upper-middle class that empowered these stereotypes. Additionally, more women entered the workforce, further changing social dynamics.
After the depression, suburbs arose and society catered to the American Dream. This theory originated back to ego (passive-aggressive, better-than-you attitudes)
"During the three decades before the Civil War, popular writers created a stereotype, now known as the plantation legend, that described the South as a land of aristocratic planters, beautiful southern belles, poor white trash, faithful household slaves, and superstitious fieldhands."
WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant)
Formal work attire (suit and tie), educated, prestigious
Privileged white star of the football team (the All-American Kid) - white, blond, blue eyes, preppy, conceited
Male positions of supreme power - politicians, generals, etc
Southern belle - stay-at-home housewife, bow tied in hair, only tasks are to cook, clean, and take care of the children
Cheerleader / Sorority girl - ditzy, sporty, flirty, girly, cliquey, conceited, blonde, basic, fake, or “plastic”
The Country Club mom - competition to be the best
Educated...academically, but not socially.
White Man's Burden
Why is this a problem?
Unrealistic expectations - this sets impossible precedence for the American Dream
Judges the intelligence of females
Creates a distorted image of what every white American should be like and puts extreme pressure on Americans to live up to those stereotypes
Creates children as a product of their environment
Attacks different beliefs and political views based off of these stereotypes
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