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Esther Rolle Of The 1970s TV Sitcom ''Good Times'' Narrates ETHNIC NOTIONS, A Comprehensive History Of The Stereotypical Depiction Of African Americans, With Special Attention To T..D "Daddy Rice And The Great Bert Williams (Color, 1987, 59 Minutes) PLUS A Bonus Episode Of The Revered 1944 Black History Radio Series NEW WORLD A-COMING: THE MAMMY LEGEND, An Analysis Of The Mammy Stereotype In American Art, Culture And Folklore (Audio Only, 1944, 25 Minutes), Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #EthnicNotions #NewWorldAComing #AfricanAmericanStereoTypes #BlackSterotypes #EthnicStereotypes #BlackFace #MinstrelShows #Minstrelsy #Minstrelry #Minstrelry #Racism #JimCrow #TDRice #ThomasDRice #DaddyRice #BertWilliams #HattieMcDaniel #SidneyEaston #FannyBelleDeKnight #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
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An Ethnic Stereotype (national stereotype, or national character) or Racial Stereotype involves part of a system of beliefs about typical characteristics of members of a given ethnic group or nationality, their status, societal and cultural norms. National stereotypes may relate either to one's own ethnicity/nationality or to a foreign or differing nationality or ethnicity. Stereotypes about one's own nation may aid in maintaining a national identity due to a collective relatability to a trait or characteristic.
African And Black American Stereotypes: In centuries before and during the first half of the 20th century black people were often depicted by Whites as dumb, evil, lazy, poor, cannibalistic, smelly, uncivilized, un-Christian people. White Americans sometimes believed that black people were inferior to white people. These thoughts helped to justify black slavery and the institution of many laws that continually condoned inhumane treatment and perpetuated to keep black people in a lower socioeconomic position. This was especially true for how whites treated black females, often labeling them with lewd adjectives. This became known as the "Jezebel stereotype", after the infamous Phoenician Queen Jezebel. Black people were usually depicted as slaves or servants working in cane fields or carrying large piles of cotton. They were often portrayed as devout Christians going to church and singing gospel music. In many vaudeville shows, minstrel acts, cartoons, comics and animated cartoons of this period they were depicted as sad, lazy, dimwitted characters with big lips who sing bluesy songs and are good dancers, but get excited when confronted with dice games, chickens or watermelons (examples: all the characters portrayed by Stepin Fetchit and black characters in cartoons like "Sunday Go to Meetin' Time" and "All This and Rabbit Stew"). A more joyful black image, yet still very stereotypical, was provided by eternally happy black characters like Uncle Tom, Uncle Remus and Louis Armstrong's equally joyous stage persona. Another popular stereotype from this era was the black who is scared of ghosts (and usually turns white out of fear). Children are often pickaninnies like Little Black Sambo and Golliwog. African American Vernacular English speech was also often used in comedy, like for instance in the show Amos 'n' Andy. Another stereotype was that of the savage. African black people were usually depicted as primitive, childlike, cannibalistic persons who live in tribes, carry spears, believe in witchcraft and worship their wizard. Since the 1960s, the stereotypical image of black people has changed in some media. More positive depictions appeared where black people and African Americans are portrayed as great athletes and superb singers and dancers. In many films and television series since the 1970s, black people are depicted as good-natured, kind, honest and intelligent persons. Often they are the best friend of the white protagonist (examples: Miami Vice, Lethal Weapon, Magnum Force, Walker, Texas Ranger, The Incredibles). Some critics believed this political correctness led to another stereotypical image where black people are often depicted too positively. Spike Lee popularized the term magical negro, deriding the archetype of the "super-duper magical negro" in 2001 while discussing films with students at Washington State University and at Yale University. The stereotype of unintelligent African-Americans continues to this day, particularly when juxtaposed with images of African-American athletes, scholars and politicians.