Stereotyping And Ethnocentrism

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Stereotyping and ethnocentrism shares similar themes, but are separated from an enormous distinction that which can lead from a tasteless joke to genocide. Stereotyping is simply an overall widespread generalization. They are formed from second hand information from close community member that use outdated information or are not an expert with that particular culture/community. Stereotypes are usually formed in situations when a person would suffer from information overload and in some cases, can accurately capture cultures or even celebrated within them (Neuliep, 2017, 191).
Ethnocentrism takes this idea one step further. It is when one will view a particular people through their first perspective, without the want to understand the
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They are rarely casted as lead roles and are usually support characters to the lead actor. Male actors are always portrayed as the nerdy side kick, doctors, or assistants. Their roles are weak and desexualized, as demonstrated by Wai Choy character in mean girls. If they are able to get a masculine role, they are either a Kung Fu warrior or an evil villain that is hell-bent on destroying western civilization. Women actors on the other hand are over sexualized; as they most commonly portrayed as sex workers. If they are able to steer clear of a role as a prostitute, they play roles of quiet, submissive, and feeble characters (Levin, 2017). The film “Full Metal Jacket” prominently showcases this stereotype as a Vietnamese sex worker says, “me love you long time” to a man in the United States military is a famous example of this exploration (Nittle). This is creating a great impact because our society as a whole looks at the people within the entertainment industry and the content it produces as examples of how we want to be. This creates a box for the youth of Asian cultures whether in the U.S. or elsewhere if that is their only example.
Vietnamese/Asian Culture in the American News Even in 2017, our country is still plagued with tasteless stereotyping that even makes its way onto our news. An example of this was by Fox News on the “O’Reilly Factor” hosted by Jesse Watters. Watters did a street interview segment on the streets of New York
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