Jin Wang Stereotypes

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Stereotypes, a perception of a group of people that known their features unique to others. Stereotypes can be related to race, gender, culture, or even traditions. Stereotypes relate mostly to racism and sexism. Stereotypes revolve around a community that is not knowledgeable of a certain group. Stereotypes are most common within different race and genders. The lack of education regarding topics such as racial and gender differences are, what I think, causes stereotyping. Treating a whole community due to a microscopic portion, to me is nonsense. Many do not understand what others feel; therefore, this lack of empathy causes people to attack what is vulnerable to a person. Examples of stereotypes are, Asians being chink, women being weaker…show more content…
The 2 main characters, Jin Wang, AKA Danny, and The Monkey King, AKA Chin-Kee, were both affected by stereotypes regarding their Asian culture. Jin Wang was a victim of stereotyping throughout this book. Jin Wang was stereotyped from the moment he started school. His teachers assumed that he emigrated from China, his peers hypothesized that he and Suzy would date for the mere reason that they were Asian, and they even showed clear disgust for what Jin eats. Jin was affected tremendously by his Chinese culture. Many commented on typical thing regarding his culture, such as food and knowledge, but what most affected him was how he was told not to date Amelia just because he was Asian. Another character that is stereotyped is the Monkey King. The Monkey King was lowly treated by the gods because he was a monkey. The assumption that he is filthy, non humane, and even inferior to the gods, made the Monkey King dejected. He was affected by the how others view him, which he tries to become more human. This experience changed the Monkey King in many ways, but eventually realized to accept who he is. Once he knew who he was, he portrayed the character Chin-Kee. Chin-Kee, was the definition of Chinese stereotypes. The Monkey King then teachers Jin how to accept his culture as how he was thought by Tze Yo Tzu and the traveling…show more content…
Stereotyping usually does not bother me, when I was younger I definitely took it more seriously. Throughout my years in school, I have learned that many, who make comments towards my race, culture, etc, do not intend to offend me or degrade me. I have experienced stereotyped many times, mostly regarding my race and religion. Many have assumed that I have consumed exotic meals, such as, cat, dog, and even monkey brains. This doesn’t really offend or bother me when people make comments such as this. I merely explain that even though I am full Chinese, I originated from the Philippines where such practices do not exist. Luckily, I have never been affected by such stereotyping, but surely many others suffer from stereotypes. An example would be my dad’s aunt, and my great grandma, both suffered terribly when they were young. In China’s past, a traditional practice of binding women’s feet in order to attract men by showing vulnerability, delicacy and weakness, where they need a man to protect them. The stereotyping of how women are weaker than men resulted in many to suffer. We should all learn on how stereotyping can negatively affect many, and we should put an effort of stopping
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