Have we as society moved from stereotyping African Americans in films? No, our society continues today portray African Americans as underclassman for example poor, uneducated, quick tempered, and always defensive. Do stereotypes from what the media that has portrayed make us feel that we can not go into the world and do as well as whites can? No, because if this statement were true we wouldn’t have African American characters in films today, also, a strong African American doesn’t listen to the media, they become a media icon today.
Our society has come along way in stereotyping people of different race. Although, our society has come along way, our society has a long way to go. For instincts in film, everyday jokes, the meaning of stereotypes and the effects it has on the other person.
Stereotypes: 2: something conforming to a fixed or general pattern ESP: a standardized mental picture that is held in common by oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment. (2006 by Merriam-Webster’s collegiate Dictionary Eleventh Edition, pg 1224).
In other words, people have their own way of expressing themselves. Whether it’s right or wrong, people have their own personal opinion about others. In fact these personal opinions are very harsh and damaging to the lives of others, no matter how you slice it.
Furthermore, Stereotyping in films has been hard on African American. Some
African Americans didn’t receive leading rolls. Fewer African Americans got a part, but, die off the scene before the movie even got started. African Americans has come a long way in film with the help of honest, and unjudge mental producers, that saw something in African Americans. These producers saw that African Americans can act, they bring color, and creativity to the set of film making, and they are by far human beings with a purpose.
With this purpose gives the people clear focus that what the producers saw will shed light on the stories that they will...