Otherness Essay

970 Words Dec 10th, 2012 4 Pages
Cheyanne Easter
Processor: Temple
English 066 1 October 2012

Otherness

Everywhere you go you catch yourself either stereotyping or being stereotyped just by the simple she lives in a big house she must be rich or he’s Asian he must be good at math. Stereotyping is usually a negative habit on all human beings but it somehow weasels its way into social acceptance. Now, more than ever and somehow we end up accepting it with no concern. Allport (1954) theory was that thinking ill of others without warrant that people make their mind u' without any personal experience. This pre judgment is worldwide it happens everywhere including every race white, black, Hispanic to what gender female or male. We are all human we
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This problem will never stop. People tend to fill their head with what they want to believe. Is it wrong to say that maybe” hip hop” had a little influence on the killing of Trayvon Martin, editor in chief of GlobalGrind.com, a site about the “hip-hop” side of pop culture said “Even if I have a black hoodie, a pair of jeans and white sneakers on, in fact that is what I wore yesterday, I still never will look suspicious. No matter how much the hoodie covers my face or how baggie my jeans are, I will never look out of place to you,” he wrote. “I will never look suspicious to you, because of one thing and one thing only, the color of my skin.” Thus, clothing lines and particular clothing items popular within the hip hop culture are Stereotyped and ignoring simplistic understandings of hip hop culture lead people to assume the role of a ordinary African American that lives day to day in our society , as drug dealers, gang bangers or want to be rappers. Do hip hop rappers influence people to assume that black men aren’t safe to be around if they portray the image of rapper, is it all about getting money, smoking and having a gun.
It’s sad to say these stereotypes can just come from material clothing you not only see it in hip hop fashion but in the holocaust people could see right through you that you were a Jew, during this semester we’ve been

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