Why do stereotypes exists in today’s world. Most of the people today are over the black and white issues or people coming from other countries into America. The United States took a huge step in history. The United States has its first African American president, Barack Obama. The Republican voters tried to make Barack Hussein Obama look bad because of his middle name. They made it seem like his middle name was bad because of Saddam Hussein. What is a stereotype? Stereotypes reflect ideas that groups of people hold about others who are different from them. Often times they are negatively driven, but may also have positive connotations. Each group of people weather you are a certain race, your religion, how you dress, the color of your hair or who you hang out with you get a stereotype.
Stereotypes aren’t only just for different races but who you hang out with. If you hang out with kids who do drugs and you don’t you’re considered a druggy. If you hang out with people who are talented at sports and you’re not you’re considered a jock. Some countries have stereotypes. French are romantic, germens are serious, and Spanish are passionate. The British are prudish, snobs and have horrible teeth. Americans are free-minded, Canadians all say "eh" instead of "huh", Irish people are all drunk potato eaters, Chinese are hard working, Japanese are sly, and Koreans are nothing. These stereotypes can be hurtful to people in these countries. It’s saying that every person from that country is that way. Some people are but that’s not everyone. This is what people need to understand. But these stereotypes don’t affect where people live, what kind of job, or health benefits.
African Americans have a variety of stereotypes. It affects their lives everyday.