That’s So Stereotypical
Brandi Nicolls, Regina Bruce, Shanzah Khan, Daija
● The Ambiguous Young Man Anecdote
● Toni Morrison’s Short Story Recitatiff
● Introduction To Disciplines Explore
○ History, Socioeconomics, Media, Psychology
● Americans succumb to racial stereotypes of
History of Stereotypes
• Stereotyping - Members of the Same
Race Share Certain Characteristics
• Early American Stereotypes Affect
African Americans Views
• Stereotypes Have Led To
Discrimination and Racism
• African American Stereotypes Began
● The Sambo
○ Simple, Docile Black Man
○ Overgrown, Jolly Child
● The Mammy
○ Large Black Woman Wearing a House
Dress and Kerchief
○ Respects White people, Sacrifices Herself
to Give to Those Around Her
○ Gives Advice to Master and Mistress
○ Seen as “Masculine”
● History Ties To Socioeconomics
● Establishment of Social Classes
● Race vs. Social Class
● Minorities in Social Classes
● Limitations of Education Based on Status
● Socioeconomics Has Overall Effect on
● Stereotypes in US Couldn’t Be
● Connection to History,
Psychology, Socioeconomics, and
● Knowledge To Eradicate
● Possible Solutions to End
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• Punyanunt-Carter, Narissra. "The Perceived Realism Of African American Portrayals On Television."
Howard Journal Of Communications 19.3 (2008): 241-257. Print.
● Sanchez, Diana T., and Julia A. Garcia. "Social Class in America: Racial Fluidity and Socioeconomic
Status." Russell Sage Foundation. Russell Sage Foundation, 07 May 2012. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.
• Schroer, Jeanine . "The Terrifying Tale of the Philosophical Mammy." Black Scholar 43.2 (2013): 101-107.
● Green, Laura. “Stereotypes: Negative Racial Stereotypes and Their Effect on Attitudes Toward
African-American.” Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity (1998). Web.21 Apr. 2014
● Stossel, John, and Kristina Kendall. "The Psychology of Stereotypes." ABC News. ABC News Network, 15
Sept. 2006. Web. . <http://abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2442521>.