Stereotypes In Recitatif By Toni Morrison

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Stereotypes are used by everyone and for everyone. All groups of people, races, or cultures get stereotyped. The problem is that sometimes people do not even want to know someone because of a specific stereotype a person has. “Recitatif” is a short story written by Toni Morrison that is not afraid to use stereotypes. This short story uses stereotypes that are assumed by people for certain races, but in the end it is seen that those stereotypes are not as true as they seem. Some of the stereotypes Morrison uses could be applied to both races, which would make the readers question their decision. Morrison writes, “I was working behind the counter at the Howard Johnson’s on the Thruway,” many readers assume that this is the African American because
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