Greys Anatomy Stereotypes

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Brian Rotella Midterm Paper All throughout television, media has created a meaning of race and ethnicity that plays an important role in shaping the way we understand cultural identities. Television influences how we think about race in our everyday lives. By watching specifically prime time television, you can see the cultural diversity spread out amongst the characters in the show. The show Greys Anatomy is one of those shows that display many different characters from different backgrounds. There have been many cast members through the years that come and go, but I plan to focus primarily on the main characters that have been apart of this series. There are five African American actors that are currently some of the main characters in…show more content…
Although there is a brand new series that is a branch of Greys Anatomy called “Greys anatomy: B team”. In this new series there happens to be characters from Middle Eastern backgrounds. Dr. Dahlia Qadri, played by Sophia Taylor Ali is surgical intern at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. She fist arrived in the series for an interview to be considered for an internship. She believes patient connection is as important as surgical dexterity. Next we have Dr. Vikram Roy, played by Rushi Kota, is another doctor in the new series branch off. Dr. Roy is a surgical intern at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Since the character is new to the show we have very little information on this character besides that fact that he comes from a Middle Eastern…show more content…
I was born in the United States and am proud to be a part of my family. I am a Italian American. Going way back to my ancestors both sides of my family arrived at Ellis Island from Italy and Germany. My identity when it comes to television can be represented in many different ways. On television Italian Americans are all too often portrayed as mobsters, thugs and peasants who only eat spaghetti. While Italian Americans have made great strides in U.S. society, their characterization in popular culture remains stereotypical and troublesome in some viewer’s eyes. Shows like “Good fellas, casino, Donnie Brasco, The God Father, and the Sopranos” don’t help our cause. I’m not saying that everyone views Italians this way but when it comes to television this is how we are portrayed. Television plays a powerful role in the lives of citizens throughout the world. Television gives the audience a message that portrays and influences race and ethnicity amongst different cultures. The show Greys Anatomy has a huge mixture of race and ethnicity throughout the characters on the show. The show represents equality amongst all people and provides evidence that not everyone is prejudice against a certain culture of people. Television influences how we think about race in our everyday
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