Negative Stereotypes Of Americans

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Positive stereotypes Generosity A positive stereotype of Americans is that they are very generous. The USA sends a lot of aid and supplies to countries in peril and Americans often see themselves as people who volunteer and who are charitable.[10] Optimism Americans are seen as very positive and optimistic people.[11][12][13] Hardworking Americans are stereotyped as hardworking and accurate people, whether in their jobs or other matters.[9][14] Volunteerism De Tocqueville first noted, in 1835, the American attitude towards helping others in need. A 2010 Charities Aid Foundation study found that Americans were the fifth most willing to donate time and money in the world at 55%.[15] Negative stereotypes Materialism, overconsumption,…show more content…
They are seen as caring about nothing but money, judging everything by its economic value, and scorning those of lower socioeconomic…show more content…
This is well reflected by the popular "fat American" stereotype.[22] Racism and racialism American people in general are sometimes portrayed as racist or racialist, often discriminating against their minorities. Racism was a significant issue of American history and is still relevant today. Racialized society, racial classification, and the concept of race is a part of the American culture, where it is frequently used in political contexts. Racial segregation, racial animosity, affirmative action and racial quotas are often used in the United States. Historical racism continues to be reflected in socioeconomic inequality, and has taken on more modern, indirect forms of expression, most prevalently symbolic racism. Many people in the U.S. maintain some prejudices against other

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