Sexism, Racism and Stereotypes in South Park

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Shivam Aggarwal
Research Paper
Professor Aimee Sands
Rhetoric B

SEXISM, RACISM AND STEREOTYPES IN SOUTH PARK

Racial Stereotyping, racism, gender stereotyping and sexism are some of the strengths of South Park. This TV show was created with a purpose to make racism and sexism funny and acceptable.
South Park is a television show that was created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It circumvents the lives of 4 boys namely Eric Cartmen, Kenny McCormick, Stan Marsh and Kyle Broflovski around the town of Colorado. This show mainly aims at picking up various stereotypes in different societies and making fun of them. It is highly racist and makes fun of different genders and performs the act of gender
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When watching the show not only must you respect his "authori-TAH!" you might also "reco'nize" Cartmen's explosive declamations of "West Si-EED."
Analysing the character of Stan Marsh. This character has been modeled around Trey Parker and obviously is one of the more stable characters of the show whereas Kyle is modeled after Matt Stone and this character also displays a certain amount of stability. Throughout the series there are accounts of his deep friendship between Stan and Kyle. Since the creators are best friends from college, in many of the episodes there is a reference to their undying friendship, They have their fights but they do so without having any long-term effect on their friendship. Stan also maintained a close relation with Kenny and at many a times Kenny has confessed, “Stan is the best friend a guy could ever have.” Stan is also the only character who has a stable relationship with Wendy. All in all he portrays a much subtle version of the characters of South Park. But at the same time Stan is foul mouthed, what the creator are trying to show is how young boys speak to each other when they are alone.
Kyle Broflovski is based on Matt Stone and displays great signs of friendship with Stan Marsh. Kyle is also know as the “only the Jewish kid.” He is one of the sober characters on screen as he portrays to be very smart and intelligent and uses it to solve problems in a more moral and ethical manner compared to the
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