What are Stereotypes? Essay

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Stereotypes are thoughts and ideas perceived about groups of people and their actions. These actions are not always seen as true. The dramatic assumptions and accusations create stereotypes and their origin. The most common stereotypes are about race, and people in every race can be judged before they have the opportunity to prove themselves if their stereotypes precedes them. Even though stereotypes and stereotyping is wrong, if one must it should be based off of that person’s personal experience, with lots of people. It is impossible to say that the way one person thinks or acts is because of their race. There are other factors that play into the development of people, and while race is one of those factors it is not the biggest and it …show more content…
Tyler Perry movies have become so popular because they are suppose to be incorporating African American culture, thinking and mentality as well as a message within them. Usually this message is something along the lines of faith, power, love or forgiveness. The movies are also suppose to show blacks in realistic and relatable situations and how they overcame them. Even though the movies have targeted a black audience that is not the only viewers they get. Tyler Perry movies have become beloved and favored among all races not just African Americans. Tyler Perry Movies encourage the preservation of stereotypes through the combination of their advertising and character development.

The movies are not popular to everyone because of the message and encouragement of good morals and family values. The movies are popular because of the of the advertising and the clips used to make up the commercials showing the actions and reactions of Tyler Perry's customized characters. Tyler Perry movies host a variety of characters that are supposed to represent and mimic an everyday African American family but it does not. Instead, the characters have a assortment of issues or hold characteristics that follow black stereotypes and show the African American Community in a bad light. For example: the most well know character in Tyler Perry Movies is a grandmother named Madea. Formally known as Mabel Simmons, Madea is a massive, thug like,

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