The Importance Of Ethnic Stereotypes In Hollywood

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Hollywood− Avoiding Ethnic Stereotypes Stereotype affects a lot in the point of view of people, even in the media. Since people grow up in culture with stereotypes, it is harder to change people’s point of view. Moreover, people easily get influence stereotypes through mass media and capture everything that relates to that stereotype. Therefore, Hollywood writers and directors are taking chances to avoid ethnic stereotypes and they has done well for that chances. The producers are overview all ethnic stereotypes and fix the problems based on stereotype to change people’s point of view. In fact, writers and directors of Hollywood are taking responsibility to avoid stereotyping ethnic characters directly or indirectly and bringing that characters …show more content…
They have started to change social stereotypes their own methods based on their careers. Movie writers have responsibility to form characters at the beginning since it is just an idea in their mind. Therefore, they can decide the main character in their works and they also can avoid ethnic stereotypes by checking their work carefully. Authors also write novels and books showing that they want to make change and educate people to avoid the stereotypes. For instance, in one of his famous books called Blink, Malcolm Gladwell mentioned police officers who shot a black guy named Diallo just because he was black who was living in a city where was full of criminals. Officers stereotyped him as a bad guy since he walked around that area. When Diallo took out a wallet, the officers thought it was a gun and they decided to shoot him even though he did not do anything wrong. Malcolm is trying to tell with people the negative effect of stereotyping and how it blinds the ability to process information under pressure in this situation. He knows that avoiding stereotypes is a hard job since people have grown up and similar with stereotypes; therefore, he wrote the book to let people know and estimate themselves about stereotypes. Moreover, his book: Blink− the Power of Thinking without Thinking also lets people know …show more content…
Mostly, people accept a movie which adapted in Asian novels, manga, and myths which was created in Asian culture but uses characters castes as a Caucasian or other race. However, people think that is culture synonym and they will react to protect their idea because of stereotypes. Hollywood directors and writers make people think they are showing stereotype and racism in their movie. Public reactions are the strongest comment for Hollywood to have experiences in avoiding ethnic stereotype. Therefore, Hollywood producers are taking responsibility to avoid stereotypes in their movies by educating people according to truth, changing the position of colored people in movie and challenging the stereotype in order to demonstrating their messages to

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