Gender, And Eurocentric Beauty Standards

1244 WordsMar 17, 20175 Pages
RACE Throughout our nation’s history it has been quite evident that race has been an issue. Especially here in America, the idea that a white person is more superior than the masses of “colored” people is true, and eurocentric beauty standards are placed among everyone. Since the beginning, America was built off of white minds and done by hands around the world. Since racism has been carried out to our current day society, we still deal with numerous issues that prevents people from getting along. The idea of another being different is something that a westerner cannot comprehend. It has been common for westerners to avoid understanding others and instead try their hardest to get others to conform to their own lifestyle. The use of…show more content…
They found that students held clear, negative stereotypes – few students expressed any difficulty in responding to the questionnaire. Most students at that time would have been white Americans and the pictures of other ethnic groups included Jews as shrewd and mercenary, Japanese as shrewd and sly, Negroes as lazy and happy-go-lucky and Americans as industrious and intelligent. (McLeod, Saul. "Saul McLeod." Simply Psychology. N.p., 01 Jan. 1970. Web. 17 Mar. 2017.) The interesting thing about the George Lopez is the fact that it was George being offended by someone else and was preaching about how it isn’t okay that people assume Mexicans are lazy, ignorant, and criminals. But the way the writers wrote it ended up with George, Benny, and Max doing crime but in a way were getting their own justice at the same time. It’s a bit ironic if you truly think about it. STEREOTYPING So as we know, race has been an issue but why do we decide to do them? According to psychologists, the cognitive approach refused to let the rest of us off the hook. It made the simple but profound point that we all use categories—of people, places, things—to make sense of the world around us. "Our ability to categorize and evaluate is an important part of human intelligence," says Banaji. "Without it, we couldn 't survive." But stereotypes are too much of a good thing. In the course of stereotyping, a useful category—say, women—becomes freighted with
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