Tag Archives: stereotypes

Happy Together

Most of the media I have seen that showcase a  romantic relationship between a homosexual couple portray in a  stereotypical way. For example the show Modern Family, which is groundbreaking in that it features a homosexual couple as one of … Continue reading

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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women

Many people hold the belief that advertising does not affect them, stating that they are the exception to its influence.  However, Jean Kibourne challenges this assumption in her shocking 1999 documentary called Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women. … Continue reading

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Brown Eyes vs. Blue Eyes

Brown Eyes vs. Blue Eyes (1968) is a famous experiment done by Jane Elliot, where she gives her third grade students “a first-hand experience in the meaning of discrimination” (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/).  She does this by dividing her class superior and inferior … Continue reading

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But I’m a Cheerleader

But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) is a film that follows the journey of Megan a cheerleader who is sent to True Directions, a camp that is meant to turn people that are homosexual heterosexual.  Megan is shocked when her family … Continue reading

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Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) is about two best friends that end up getting sent to Guantanamo Bay, because a women on an airline thinks that Kumar (who is Asian Indian) is a middle eastern terrorist trying … Continue reading

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Crash

The movie Crash, which came out in 2004, explores how average people consciously or unconsciously harbor negative stereotypes about one another.  Multiple car crashes in the movie bring the multiracial cast of characters together in unexpected ways.  Most importantly, watching … Continue reading

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