Stereotypes of White Males Essay

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When people hear the word stereotype, they usually think of black people, Mexicans, Native Americans, women, and other races. Most people do not think there could be a stereotype against white males. People usually think that it would be the white male that would stereotype other races and not be stereotyped themselves. The truth is that white males get stereotyped just as much, if not more, as other races. White males have been categorized as hateful, major racists, skinheads, and over-privileged. In today’s society, a white male can’t criticize any other race without fear of being called a “hater” or a “racist”. One of the biggest forms of racism towards the white male is what the government calls “Affirmative Action”. Affirmative …show more content…
It means that a white male could have a better interview and be better qualified for a job, but a minority would still get the job just so the business could reach the quota. Affirmative Action is just not limited to businesses, it also applies to colleges. Many colleges say right on their application that they have a “diverse” student body. This stereotype comes from many years ago when there was slavery, and white males were mean to certain races. Other races, specifically African Americans and Native Americans, learned what the whites did to their great-great grandparents and feel anger towards the whites and think that even this generation of whites can be racists. A lot of this stereotype also comes from the Holocaust. The Germans, who were white males, wanted to get rid of all other races. They had no value for human life, as they killed millions of people just to “cleanse” the earth of other races. I can see how this would give other races a bad impression of white males. The truth is this did not include all of the white male population, and it happened over a generation ago. Our values have vastly changed since then, and I think that the majority of white males really want to get along with other races. This stereotype, like all stereotypes, has a negative effect on everyone involved. White males will always be haunted by and blamed for what their ancestors did, and other races will prosecute them for it. Hate for whites by black
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