Hispanic Stereotypes In Film

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Stereotypes are the main reason of the misconception of Hispanic, but are repeatedly use in cinema. As a matter of fact, many popular cultural cliché are used in films, such as “sombreros and […] Mexicans consuming only the three diet staples of chile, tacos, and liquor” (Hernandez). This suggest that cultural aspect of Hispanic’s life are showed in movie. However, there are often overused and become, by the same occasion, stereotypes, or they are used to make fun of Latinos. Additionally, as violence is an important issue in many Hispanic country, Latinos are often linked with violence, criminality and nastiness. They are often “portrayed as cynical, gang members, in despair, kidnappers, macho, mean, prison inmates, racists, scraggly, tire
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