Friday, March 02, 2012

The Most Racially Sterotyped Characters on TV Right Now

Hi Meltingpot Readers,

No time to write today, what with a book deadline, parent teacher conferences and midterms to correct. (Whew! I got exhausted just writing all that) But I wanted to leave with you a link to Flavorpill's list of Most Racially Stereotyped TV Characters. I agree with most of them, but wanted to get your opinion if they missed some. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Peace!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck with midterms. I am only teaching one class, so I graded them in one day!!! When I returned them to my students, they were totally impressed. Really I just wanted them off my back!!

I was reminded of this book and I thought you would be interested. Its an African telling an African story. I have had on my Amazon wish list for quite some time. It is called "Nervous Condition"
http://www.amazon.com/Nervous-Conditions-Import-Tsitsi-Dangarembga/dp/0954702336/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_T1?ie=UTF8&coliid=IW1WALP5DGK1S&colid=DVY7BPSXIDUQ

The first sentence of the review: Tambu, an adolescent living in colonial Rhodesia of the '60s, seizes the opportunity to leave her rural community to study at the missionary school run by her wealthy, British-educated uncle.

I really loved your conclusion of whites telling black stories. Maybe I am arrogant but I feel a beam of pride as I read one of my comments had had an impact on you! I am humbled as well.

About this question, I love Raj from Big Bang Theory. He is walking stereotype however. And Gloria from Modern Family is another. She is funny! However, She is totally the stereotypical Latina diva. I know that the actress in real life has worked like mad to get where she is.

Community? Well that show to me is over the top on purpose. Its like a non cartoon family guy. Family Guy is satire.

Judaye said...

The Housewives of Atlanta promotes the stereotype that black women are loud, out of control, and sometimes cut people. I've been black all my life and haven't cut anybody. Yet.

lifeexplorerdiscovery said...

the only one I disagree with is Raj. I think they are actually making fun of Indian stereotypes rather than making him stereotypical. I mean if you want to get stereotypical, how about Howard and his Jewish mom???

LT said...

Anon,
Thanks! And thank you again. I really do appreciate all of the comments from my readers. I learn so much from all of you.

Judaye,
I've never seen any of the Housewives shows, but I agree 100%.

LED,
I see your point.

Anonymous said...

I guess the white stereotypes are all deemed as true representations then...