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    Defeating the Hispanic Stereotype in Stand And Deliver Stereotypes help humans make sense of the world. They are used by the brain as a psychological mechanism, helping us create categories. We use these categories to organize the massive amounts data obtained from our everyday environment (Berg, 1990). If stereotypes help us lead more efficient lives, how can we possibly be spreading negativity while using them? The answer to that question is in the way they are used, and for what purpose. When

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    As we have read in Healey’s (2011) textbook, the term “Hispanic” has been used to describe all different kinds of minority races, such as, Puerto Ricans and Cubans , etc., under the same token (pg. 318). The government identifies Mexican Americans and other minority races that have similarities in both appearance and cultural characteristics under one term (Healey, 2011, pg. 318). This causes the perception that they are all the same, taking away the individualistic origins of their place, culture

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    Being Hispanic is being able to enjoy and demolish your mom’s tamales at Christmas. Being Hispanic is also being able to explain horchata to your friends and watch soccer games with your family. It’s being able to be proud of your culture and roots. However, being Hispanic is living in fear. Being Hispanic means sometimes you don’t know if your parents will come home from work. It’s being petrified that your dad may get pulled over because he is driving without a license. Being Hispanic is seeing

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    was not what the stereotype of the Latina woman in Hollywood is, so they didn't know where to put me. The blond hair wasn't matching. The moment I put my hair dark, it was better for my work” (Vergara). The media tends to portray stereotypes of many different people without warnings. So, when people watch TV or listen to the radio all they get are the generalizations of these different people. One group that has been highly stereotyped and somewhat portrayed in the media are Hispanic women. How the

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    “Maid, busboy, and gardener are the only jobs Hispanics can hold down.”-Geraldine Estevez. The arguments people would use to prove this stereotype right is ignorant. Stereotypes about Hispanics are made based on the negative views that have been created by other people in the past and based on those negative views people will use them to drag down hispanics. First off, people think that Hispanics only eat beans, rice, tacos, or guacamole. When in reality is it nothing like that, they do not limit

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    When people first hear Hispanics or Mexicans people first think Spanish music or Mexico for one. Some people may have different opinions on stereotyping Hispanics in saying that all Hispanic people love tacos and speak fluent Spanish and only Spanish. Not all people who come from a certain race, religion, or ethnicity fall into the stereotypical categories that people put them in. Placing people in stereotypical categories is wrong because it causes for misjudgment amongst people in society. It is

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    The Latina women, even throughout the era resistance cinema, have not been able to make much progress in overcoming the degrading stereotypes that Hollywood has created for them. Despite the many advances that minorities have made in the cinema in recent years, Latina actresses still take on the roles of the "dark skinned lady" and other such stereotypes with strong sexual connotations. It is often debatable whether or not the role of the Latina has undergone dramatic changes since the days of Dolores

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    They are all ilegales, mojados. This is what some say about hispanics. They say that t you need to elaborate on this.This is called a stereotype. A stereotype is a widely held but oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. Why do we have stereotypes? Because we love to group people. Our society loves to tell people who they can, and will be. “People think that I should act a certain way because of my sex, personality, nationality, race and gender.” This quote is how many

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    Being Hispanic to me is living the best of both worlds. I get to experience two perspectives in this world, being American and Mexican. The variety of flavors I eat daily at school; hamburgers, hotdogs,french fries and corn dogs.While at home and on the holidays I eat Tamales,Birria,Mole and Pozole. My ethnicity is questioned by others because of the color of my skin, asking me ''Are you Arabian?'' and 'Are you Puerto Rican?' are the ones most common asked. My skin complexion is what the worlds

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    The Looking Glass Stereotypes have been apart of society since the beginning. Stereotypes are often a generalization or assumption of an individual, and can be positive or negative. Stereotypes appear in the workplace, school, and daily life. There are stereotypes on race, gender, religion, sexuality, social class, professions, weight, and schooling. One example of stereotyping is if one sees a white-American female with blonde and blue eyes, one may say she’s “dingy”, “dumb”, and or “typical”.

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