As the text discusses, there are lots of ways that stereotypes can develop and get reinforced. Let’s see if we can find some examples of stereotypes in the media (Links to an external site.). Select a TV or movie and identify an example of stereotype reinforcement in either a character or plot element.
What to post?
Do not begin by Googling “stereotype in media” and copying from the internet. Challenge yourself to watch a TV shows or movie you have seen before with your new knowledge and identify a stereotype in either a character or behavioral scene. Then, post your assessment of the following:
- What is the stereotype and how is it reinforced?
- In your opinion, what is the effect of such a portrayal? Explain your position.
- Why do you think the media relies on stereotypes?
If possible, post a pic or clip related to what you analyzed. For example, I posted a pic above of the character Apu from the Simpsons, who some have argued represents a derogatory stereotype (Links to an external site.).