Black actors battle stereotypes

Full story: Orlando Sentinel
From the resurgence of the glorification of black-pimp imagery to the infamous Don Imus remarks, African-Americans in Hollywood shoulder a responsibility to destroy stereotypes, a panel of ... Full Story
Opio

Portland, OR

#1 May 21, 2007
This is a conversation we are having around he country with the Turn Off Channel Zero movement... see www.myspace.com/turnoffchannelzero
Evelyn

Lansing, MI

#2 May 21, 2007
Black people are responsible for their art. Sure, we can express our art in a TASTEFUL, RESPECTFUL, DECENT, AND INTELLIGENT MANNER. I don't understand why Blacks continue to be MODERN DAY MINSTRELS for Whites.
CLAUDE Black

San Antonio, TX

#3 May 24, 2007
The battle against stereotypes is an agent of racism and is generally used to degrade the race. Stereotypes serve as a wau of controling the advancement of any person or group. We must made every effort to be inculsive for that is the maning of intergration.
getreal

Chicago, IL

#4 May 25, 2007
CLAUDE Black wrote:
The battle against stereotypes is an agent of racism and is generally used to degrade the race.
the group being sterotyped has to buy into the ideas for it to be ffective.
For example white males have always been portrayed and typecasat as bumbling, stupid, chauvanistic, and self centered on virtually every sitcomm since the 1950's.
Are these sterotypes accurate? Of course for a certain percentage of the population as is the case with all stereotypes. The difference is white males have enough confidence and selfsteem to know this and can laugh at themselves just as hard as anyone else.
Words can only bother you if you let them or have not been taught they don't apply to everyone.

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