Racism and Racial Stereotype. Group 4 Alice, Angela, Chelle, Josephine, Nancy, Penny. Report Outline. Introduction to Racism Bamboozled: (1) Stereotypes ; (2) Who is Black and what is Black ? Save the Last Dance Racial Identities Power Relations and in Bamboozled
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Alice, Angela, Chelle,
Josephine, Nancy, Penny
Any attitude, belief, behavior, or institutional arrangement that tends to favor over one race or ethnic group over another (Newman and E.N.Layfield, 9).
Are They Completely Correct?
In 1986, 27.5% of black school children, and 30% Hispanic school children enrolled in 25 largest central city school districts. However, only 3.3% of all whites attend these schools (Small, 54).
Within each type of hospital, patients who were black or from poor neighborhoods got less care (Newman and Eleanor Newman Layfield, 76).
Dr. Eric Peterson, a cardiologist, helped to conduct the studies, suggest that evidence seems to be that the disparity in treatment points to racism as a factor when patients have the same health coverage and socioeconomic backgrounds (Newman and E. Newman Layfield, 76).
New racists claim that African American are like products, and need to be careful about what is said about their work (Newman and Eleanor Newman Layfield, 82).
By Chelle Ke
In other words, the stereotypes help to maintain the myth of the gothic Old South and deny the changes in our contemporary society.
--Kenneth Goings, inMammy and Uncle Mose: Black American Collectibles and American Stereotyping (1994),
stereotypes always rob people of their history and shun their realism. It is in this violent and aggressive manner that the stereotype sends its message ,which is automatically absorbed by the viewer/reader, and which replaces history.
*Organizes and disciplines
*Domesticity and morality
*The apron: appropriates and naturalizes
permanent fixture of the white mansion.
Neat and civilized ?
Jolly Nigger Bank,
*white, black & red
*half-human and half-animal
*red - a symbol of cannibalism
*bigger-than-normal teeth, with wide gaps between them.
*piggy banks in the shape of female and male busts
b) mouth is wide open, waiting to receive coins from the empty hand.
c)vacant eyes, and distended hands
Who is Black ?
& What is Black?
They trickery, angry, dark, sullen, depressed, wicked, blacklisted…..Sloan Julius &Mau Maus
I got my ph.D. in African-American studies from Yale.Dunwitty & Yale lawyer
--- Simplify the problems
(e.g. Ghetto/Drugs & Violence)
--- Idealize the situation/ Fantasy
(e.g. Sarah’s easy life in black society)
“They got white guys at your school?”
B. On the Metro --- play a childish game to shock the white woman
The boundaries between two different
--- Nikky: “Negro Club”
different views about “negro”
--- MalaKai: “That’s oil, you’re milk, there’s no point to mix”.
different classes of people cannot be together
Derek’s view v.s. Others’ view
C. Sara and Nikky’s fight --- White woman conquering the black world
Sarah’s unawareness about racism
D. At the clinic--- Chenille agrees with Nikky’s point
a. Different worlds v.s. one world
b. Sarah’s ignorance
• Conflicts between Derek and Malakai
1. Derek believes if he can do something of himself, so can Malakai
2. Malakai believes that revengeis the way to save his dignity.
Different view & different future
Dream vs. Corruption
relationships crosses racial boundaries
1.Guns & Drugs the situation cannot be improved
2.Violence the only way to solve problems
B. Teenager’s values
1. Continuous corruption
2. No future
3. For example, Malakai.
Simply take over those problems without offering deeper explanations
Racial Identity and Power Relations
Alexix de Tocquevile, a French historian, predicted that changing the law to abolish slavery would be easy compared to changing people’s minds about slavery. Over 30 years after the Civil Rights Act, we still face problems that can be traced back to the days of slavery (Newman and E. Newman Layfield, 77).