Stereotyping in Society Essay

This essay has a total of 450 words and 2 pages.

Stereotyping in Society

Stereotyping in Society

I think it is pretty hard to go through a week without experiencing at least two or three
incidents where someone or a group of people is being sterotyped. Whether it comes from
jokes, television, comics, or just hearing people talk about other people, stereotyping is
around all the time.

The first example of stereotyping that I witnessed comes from the television show "That
70s Show." At least every episode the "crew," or group of friends always hang out, and
they have a foreign exchange student for a friend. They don't know what country he's from
but they always make fun of foreigners on the show. They crack jokes about him floating
over on a raft to the United States and always make references to him being from different
countries that he's not from just because his skin is dark. The jokes are funny and they
aren't supposed to hurt the character's feelings, but they are very stereotypical.

I saw a commercial the other day that was an advertisement for using protection during sex
to help the fight against the spread of AIDS. The commercial starts out talking about how
African Americans represent the leaders of sports because they have the best basketball
players, leaders in baseball, and have the fastest track runners. Then at the end of the
commercial they say that they are also leading the population of the United States in
being diagnosed with the AIDS virus.
Continues for 1 more page >>