The Myth Of Latina Woman Analysis

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Librablue Racial Stereotypes Stereotypes can be found for every race and ethnicity. The majority of racial stereotypes are often created by misapprehension of the culture of other races. Some of them are not true, but most people believe these ethnic stereotypes and give their views based on the stereotypes. Moreover, sometimes racial stereotypes are used to deal with some special cases by police within the bounds of the law. Therefore, it brings people who are often associated with these stereotypes a lot of inconvenience in their daily life. There are three authors who are talking about different racial stereotypes in their articles. The first article "The Myth of Latina Woman" (1993) by Judith Ortiz Cofer argues that the negative…show more content…
Many writers argues that stereotypes causes many trouble to people's lives in kinds of aspects and bring them a lot of troubles. Cofer points out that media use the image of Latina women lead people to misunderstanding them. She describes the terrible experiences that the boss of Puerto Rican women proposed the unfair condition to decide their future of jobs in the factories and men would often misinterpret their tight skirts and jingling bracelets as a lure. In the same way, Gup provides the example that people believe the stereotypes and these stereotypes also place a crushing burden on Asian-Americans. Gup argues the stereotype makes people feel uncomfortable because that his teacher think he could and should do better just because he is a Jew. In addition, Kennedy contents that stereotypes brings inconvenience to the blacks because Drug Enforcement Administration officer often stops and questions them more than white people in the daily life. Although police use racial profiling to make their jobs easier and faster, many innocent black people nonessential trouble and damage their normal…show more content…
The main effect is that ethnic stereotypes affect their normal life and bring so much inconvenience to them. Then, part of stereotypes increase cultural conflict and racial discrimination. It is difficult for people to get together and make friends with others. Meanwhile, we pay more attention on characteristics that stereotypes describe and ignore the special thing of each of us. In conclusion, although racial stereotypes talk about the advantages about them like the whiz-kid, they also have negative effects to people and the
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