Stereotypes In Black Culture

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Jock City in 1991, Juice in 1992, Friday in 1995, and other movies may not have been meant to glorify the ghetto/gangster lifestyle but when filtered through negative racial perceptions... these theatrical leant credibility to the assumptions of Black culture..." (Hart 15). The Black Best Friend’s main job is to help their white friend out of problems, their character has little to no context. They are also called the token black friend. They usually tag along behind the white friend with quirky jokes or witty comebacks. They do not have much life of their own, or is not shown in films unless they are helping their white friend.

Some of the common stereotypes of black women in films date back to the blackface characters; the mammy, jezebel, and sapphire stereotypes are the three most common (Ngobili). The mammy stereotype is often
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The singer has started to suggest drug use, has become more promiscuous or seen as such since her involvement with hip hop, and has started taken on twerking, a dance originating in African American communities."To defend her actions, she uses statements like she knew she was "always black" (Institutionalized Racism in the Music Industry). This speaks volumes as to how white America views blacks and black culture, considering negative images has been prominent in rap music.

Negative perceptions of black people are portrayed on television shows, movies, and in rap music. Many stereotypes are presented in films and television, some dating back to blackface minstrel shows. Rap music reinforces a negative image of black people perceiving them as raunchy, violent, ghetto, and misogynistic. Television shows and movies portray negative stereotypes influencing how blacks are viewed. As well, rap music fuels the negative stereotypes with the images it portrays with hypersexual, materialistic, violent

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