Ethnic Stereotypes In The Film: Ethnic Notionss

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Ethnic Notions: Divided From The Start The film 'Ethnic Notions ' illustrates various ways in which African Americans were impersonated during the 19th and 20th centuries. It follows and shows the development of the rooted stereotypes which have generated bias towards African Americans. If a film of this kind had such an affectionate influence on me, it is no surprise people adopted these ideas back then. The use of new and popular media practices in those days was more than adequate in selling the black inferiority to the general public. The only purpose of these stereotypes gave a false narrative of black people. They were and are still propaganda to encourage the white society that slavery was "great" and black is inferior. In my essay, I will be talking about the first two stereotypes of black people. In the film, the Sambo and Zip Coon characters caught my attention. They were one of the leading foundations for imposing the racial hatred towards black people. I honestly believe hate is taught, and people were ignorant and fearful. It was hard for people to understand the reasons to have hatred against someone based on their skin color but it made it more excusable if the universal perception was that the people were less than human. Black people were portrayed as brutish-like and unattractive. So it was very easy for anyone that doesn 't know the truth to believe in that lie. There was the Sambo, who was a pleased black man. He would do field work and sing and
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