Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Black Males

analytical Essay
753 words
753 words

In today’s society there are many stereotypes surrounding the black community, specifically young black males. Stereotypes are not always blatantly expressed; it tends to happen subconsciously. Being born as a black male puts a target on your back before you can even make an impact on the world. Majority of these negative stereotypes come from the media, which does not always portray black males in the best light. Around the country black males are stereotyped to be violent, mischievous, disrespectful, lazy and more. Black males are seen as a threat to people of different ethnicities whether it is in the business world, interactions with law enforcement or even being in the general public. The misperceptions of black males the make it extremely difficult for us to thrive and live in modern society. Ultimately, giving us an unfair advantage simply due to the color of our skin; something of which we have no control. Though many may not want to believe it, young black men are stereotyped in the business world. These stereotypes can subconsciously cause disadvantages at the collegiate level, in internships and even at the professional level when competing for advanced positions. Sometimes, it is difficult for black males to receive positions over males of other races due to these stereotypes. Regardless of the fact that both may meet the qualifications, it is likely that the black male will fall short. Therefor, young black males must work twice as hard and go above and beyond just to ensure that we recieve the same opportunities as other males. Appearance also plays a major factor, when competing for high-level professional positions a black male with piercings or tattoos; which many young men have, may not represent the company ... ... middle of paper ... being threats has caused many innocent young men to die; for example Trayvon Martin. It is sad, and definitely unfair but these stereotypes affect the everyday public lives of young black males. To conclude, the stereotypes that circulate in American society of young black men make it difficult for them to thrive and live peacefully in our society. These stereotypes cause issues in the business world, encounters with law enforcement and even everyday in the general public. It is unfair that young black men are only seen as statistics or stereotypes by the majority due to skin pigmentation. But as a whole, young black males suffer the consequences of the few imbeciles that play into these stereotypes. Though unfortunate and unfair but it is the duty of young black men to shift these negatives to positives. As well as, not play into these stereotypes and overcome.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes the negative stereotypes surrounding young black males in today's society, stating that they are perceived as violent, mischievous, disrespectful, lazy, and more.
  • Explains that young black men are stereotyped in the business world, which can cause disadvantages at the collegiate level, internships, and even professional levels.
  • Explains that stereotypes of young black men, translate into our interactions with law enforcement officers as well.
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