Black Stereotypes

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What does it mean to be African American or Black? The word “black” has negative atmosphere around it, people say things such as “black” talk, “black” walk etc. but when told they talk or write “black” they will get offended and will change so they don’t want to be labeled. That’s same with colored people they don’t want to be label with the word “black.” Stereotype is a simplified and standardized conception or image invested with special meaning and held in common by members of a group. Stereotypes could be a negative or positive thing but stereotypes of African American are mainly negative. Some of the stereotypes of African American or Black is that they are violent, often incarcerated, and uneducated. However, this narrow view of a large …show more content…
With being black in America you are target because of your skin color and the assumption people have. People have an image set in their mind that people of color are trouble makers and violent. There is a higher chance of killings within the African American community than in the Caucasian community. Recent incident that have occurred within the African American community have shown how corrupt cops have treated mainly the African American man according the stereotypes that have been placed upon them such as the ones I mentioned earlier in my passage. People shouldn’t assume that others are bad because their skin color. Thirteen percent of Americans are African American. They are being killed while being stopped for false traffic violations or they are in need of assistant with vehicles. An example would Sandra Bland an African American woman who was stopped for failing to signal a turn and was later arrested because she seems to be aggressive and she had every right to whatever she wants to do in her car. This woman should have not been arrested or died because of signal turn. No money is worth her life. Another example in July of 2016 Philando Castile was killed after being stop for “… a busted tail light”; he let the officer know that he had firearm and was licensed to carry which I believe you are supposed to let they officer you are carrying firearm when you are pulled over. He was …show more content…
That is not true. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the percentage of black of inmates is 37.8 compare to the percentage of White which is 58.9. The rate of black imprisonment has been declining in both men and women. The women have tumbled forty-seven percent and twenty-two for the men. I have met some amazing people who are Africa America in their families nobody has been incarcerated. A family of seven like mine, my best friend Ka’shuntiana and her family have lived in America all their lives. Not one person has been incarcerated. My boyfriend who is African America has not been incarcerated nor his family, so the predication of one out of nine black people have imprisoned is not true. It is unfair that people assume that an African American family at least one person has or is been in

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