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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Black Males

- ... 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....   [tags: Black people, Race, Human skin color, Stereotype]

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Analysis Of ' On Being Told I Don 't Speak Like A Black '

- ... When we put stereotypes on individuals we discrediting the individuals identity, we are making those people part of group base on a assumption and stereotypes can not be use to describe a whole group because not everyone fit one certain categories. Speech is often associate with race because some individuals believe that if the person does not sound “educated” enough the person comes from a lower class and was brought up in the so called “ghettos” and this association is often made towards someone that forms part of a minority group....   [tags: Race, Stereotype, Black people, Ethnic group]

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Analysis Of `` Just Walk On By `` Black Men `` Public Space ``

- ... He narrates a personal anecdote about the path he takes to understand the effect his appearance can have on his environment. Staples initiates his essay by introducing the audience into thinking he is committing a crime. “My first victim was a woman- white, well-dressed, probably in her early twenties…” (Staples). In reality, Staples was just experiencing being prejudged by a white young woman walking down the street. Even though Staples familiarized with the reaction of many, especially women, he was never comfortable with the monstrous images that he was stereotyped by just for being a black man....   [tags: Race, Stereotype, Black people, White people]

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The Social Class Of Karl Marx

- ... As time went on myself and my family because accepted into the community, but it was a long battle. We at times had to differ on certain jobs to help keep the calm. Gender and sexuality. The message I was given about my gender and sexuality was that black people had a physical gift to be good athletes, dancers, and well endowed. That was the stereotypes others heard of black people, which is unfortunate because it is far from the truth. The problem I say with this type of message is that it can be taken out of context and it can harm the self-esteem of the person being stereotyped....   [tags: Black people, Stereotype, African American]

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The Color Of One 's Skin

- The color of one’s skin does not determine the potential of an individual. People have been created in one form, which means that everyone can be of good quality. Blacks are always known for their hard work, their skills, dedication and determination. The colour of a person doesn’t determine one’s intellectual capabilities. It is one’s knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and their desire. Going back to my elementary and high school days, I used to be the top performer in my class. My grades were always outstanding, and I was ranked in the top ten students of my school....   [tags: Stereotype, Black people, Stereotypes, Race]

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Racial Stereotyping And Racial Stereotypes

- What is racial stereotyping. Racial Stereotyping Is a overall idea of a group of people, such as a race or a population. Racial Stereotypes can cause you to do unnecessary things. They could make you lash out in rage or even confront that person face to face. If you stereotype someone more than once and mean it that could push them to do something irrational. Racial stereotypes are exaggerated mental pictures that we hold about all members of a particular racial group. When we stereotype people based on race, we don’t take into account individual differences....   [tags: Stereotype, Race, Stereotypes, Black people]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

- ... “The media have devoted too much time and space to “enumerating the wounded” (Balkaran). The media attacks and denunciates the black community, the wounded, the outcast in their ideal society, thus leaving room for no acknowledgment of triumphs they have made. When you do hear of these accomplishments, they are solely the ones with the best backstories and largest achievements made by limited numbers of African Americans. These large events are so rare that people perceive the intellect of individuals within the black community as less than they typically are....   [tags: Stereotype, Black people, African American]

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The Representation Of The Ghetto

- ... Very few Black people are criminals, petty thieves and drug dealers. Not every African-American speaks in the mono-syllabic manner that is depicted in the media. Yes there is crime in African American communities, but there are crimes in Bangor Maine as well. The difference is not the type of crime but the way the crime is depicted and reproted. What is a simple teenage joy ride in, a “borrowed” car, in Bangor Maine, is Grand Theft Auto, a felony, in Detroit Michigan. Murder is murder in Los Angeles, California and in Orem, Utah....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people, Stereotype]

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The Skin I 'm By Desmond Cole

- ... On one of the houses, a teenage girl opens the door and upon seeing Cole, she runs back in the house in fear. Cole’s reaction to this situation was embarrassment: “I couldn’t tell which of us was more embarrassed” (Cole, 2015, par. 20). These scenarios showcase prejudice because the girls are assuming that they are in danger by running away. They are afraid of Cole but Cole does not show any signs of being harmful. The girls base their assumptions on the stereotype of black people instilled by society....   [tags: Stereotype, Race, White people, Black people]

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Gender Stereotypes Of A Sex Stereotype

- ... The typecast gratified for the blacks was reflected to be the most mannish, followed by the whites and the Asians the minimum mannish. Through this, it is found that there is a considerable intersection amid the features of racial and sex typecasts. These intersections discovered that men have the tendency of favoring females who humanize the womanly model while females favor males who symbolize manhood. These results show that men value femaleness the more they were engrossed to Asian females and less likely to be attracted to the black females....   [tags: Race, African American, Black people, White people]

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Racial and Cultural Test Bias, Stereotype Threat and Their Implications

- Racial and Cultural Test Bias, Stereotype Threat and Their Implications A substantial amount of educational and psychological research has consistently demonstrated that African American students underperform academically relative to White students. For example, they tend to receive lower grades in school (e.g., Demo & Parker, 1987; Simmons, Brown, Bush, & Blyth, 1978), score lower on standardized tests of intellectual ability (e.g., Bachman, 1970; Herring, 1989; Reyes & Stanic, 1988; Simmons et al., 1978), drop out at higher rates (e.g., American Council on Education, 1990; Steele, 1992), and graduate from college with substantially lower grades than White students (e.g., Nettles, 1988)....   [tags: Black-White Achievement Gap]

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Stereotypes of Large Black Women

- Weighing over 250-pounds, she is very hard to miss. Although her presence takes on quite a few variations, she can be easily recognized by a handful of defining attributes. Other than her enormous size, she is more than often of a darker skin complexion, she is typically taking part in a conversation that is either confrontational or embarrassing and her best line is often little more than a sassy "Mmmm hmmm." This caricature, playing on stereotypes of large black women as rambunctious and sometimes aggressive, has been showing up for some time in black television sitcoms like "The Parkers" and movies like “Norbit” often have directors and writers who are black themselves....   [tags: Obesity, Black Women]

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Beyond Stereotype and Comedy Analysis

- This model draws on the psychological perspectives that hypnotize stereotypes to possess two dimensions in their approach, which include warmth and competence. Bulk of the stereotype activities are based on the ethnicity or race. The social groups, be it the Blacks or the whites, are perceived to be warmth if they do not indulge in internal competition for the same resources; for instance, if college students do not compete for space based on their ethnicity or race, that social group would be described as warmth according to SCM model....   [tags: social groups, competence, stereotypes]

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The Black Of The New Black

- ... Piper is rudely awakened to this reality when Lorna Morello, a fellow white inmate, concludes Piper’s orientation with a smiling comment: “We look out for our own.” Piper’s visible horror at this honest statement of racist preference is met with amusement” (Charlton). Showing that all women are divided by race. Taystee in contrast to Piper, many of OITNB’s characters who are people of color recognize and knowingly direct the dangers posed both by white men like Healy, and by white women like Piper....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Woman]

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Black Men And Public Space By Brent Staples

- ... 40). That would aid in making not just women, but people in general feel even more threaten by him. Though, with the addition of him being an African American male, it made it even worse for him walking at night. One of the experiences that Staples talks about came from his first year in a new city away from his hometown when he started to become more aware of the fear he seemed to convey on the people and his surroundings. He talks about how he would walk across an intersection in front of a stopped car in the darkness of the night and simultaneously “elicit the thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk of the driver” (Staples, 1986, p....   [tags: African American, Stereotype, Public space]

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The, And Black Citizens

- ... I had a migraine and had woken up late. My mother was shaking me with her emaciated arms, screaming at me to wake up. “Wake up, Jamal!” She yelled in her thick, Southern accent. “The Ku Klux Klan, some white terrorist, I don’t know what’s going on, there’s some booming sound!” She trembled thinking about the chances of being shot in the head in her own home, knowing that there was nothing stopping people from barging through our door. My eyes widened, and I quickly led my mother to the basement of our house....   [tags: Black people, Ku Klux Klan, Racism, White people]

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Jezebel Stereotype

- Being a woman is hard work. We many have pressures on us from society to marry, bear children, be an upstanding citizen, and maintain some sort of career, all the while trying to understand our bodies and its changes; being a woman of color, or black woman, it’s even harder. Not only do we have to deal with everything a White woman does, and we also have the added pressure of defying stigmas and stereotypes within our own group of people. What stigma’s you ask. How about not being perceived as ignorant, uneducated, and or “ghetto”....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Black Theology and Feminist Theology

- Although black theology became popular in the early 1960’s, it was not an entirely new subject. Black theology views God and Christianity as a gospel relevant to blacks who struggled daily under the oppression of whites. The origins of it are clearly seen in spirituals sang by African Americans during the time of slavery nearly 400 years ago. Because of slavery, Blacks’ concept of God was totally different from the masters who enslaved them. White Christians saw god as more of a spiritual savior, while the reflection of God for blacks came in their struggle for freedom....   [tags: the black messiah, God has no race]

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Racial Stereotype in the Movie The Green Mile

- Racial stereotypes have always invaded films, from the earliest silent film, to the most modern film production. Stereotypes in early America had significant influence over how other viewed African Americans, Latinos, Asians etc. The most stereotyped race in history is the black male. In most early films, they were portrayed as simple minded and careless individuals, but when African Americans started to stand up for themselves films portrayed them as more savage and bloodthirsty. In the 1999 film The Green Mile directed by Frank Darabont, Michael Clarke Duncan is portrayed as John Coffey a giant simple minded black man in 1934 who is accused of raping and killing two white girls....   [tags: Prejudice, Racism, Film]

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Cultural Stereotype and Racial Inequality in The Titans

- Remember the Titans is a film that was made in the year 2000, and it depicts many aspects of racial inequality. Racial inequality can be defined as discrimination based on race in opportunity for things such as socioeconomic mobility or access to certain goods and/or services. In the United States, this discrimination can have a strong effect on many aspects of society such as home life and employment. A large gap between Caucasians and African-Americans still exists in America. In this film, there are more white people than there are black people....   [tags: film analysis, african americans]

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The Integral Black Lives Matter Movement

- ... A life is precious and should not be taken for granted. Why should a police officer have the right to take someone 's life if no threat was made. “If we liberate the black poor, or if the back poor liberate themselves we will uplift everybody else who 's been kept down.”( Ransby 2) This means America needs to emancipate African Americans. Black people have been placed in a poverty stricken stereotype. Every black man doesn 't have a criminal record, and every black woman isn 't angry.Social media displays so of the most ignorant things from black people which has caused the world to paint a picture of African Americans despite how accomplished or educated a person may be....   [tags: Race, African American, Black people]

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Stereotypical Black Women

- When I lived in Atlanta approximately 1 year ago, growing up as a child I would hear the term black queen. To my understanding a black women and a black queen are one in the same, but growing up the two words became different meanings. People began to change and no longer were they practicing their queen ways. People were now becoming ignorant and began following the crowd instead of being themselves, setting them apart as just black women. Black women have been around for several centuries and in that time we were vigorously known as black queens all over the world such as in, Africa....   [tags: black queen, baby mama, ratchet]

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Black, White And Jewish By Rebecca Walker

- ... People can change their hair, eye color, style or music taste, but they can’t change their race. Therefore when someone is colorblind and does not see color they limit individuals and their experiences. By not seeing or ignoring color one does not see people as individuals. This notion of colorblindness embraces the idea that everyone is in fact equal. Race is not all of who someone is, but it’s a big part of who they are. So why should it be ignored. Failing to acknowledge other’s race makes them feel invisible....   [tags: Race, White people, Race, Black people]

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Intra Group Violence Against Black Women

- Introduction Contextual Analysis A quote by Darlene Hine, an African American historian that has studied violence, particularly intra-group violence against Black women, sums up the experience of Black women provides some insight as to why it has been and still continues to be difficult for Black women to protect their bodily rights and seek the justice deserved: I suggest that rape and the threat of rape influenced the development of a culture of dissemblance among Black women. By dissemblance I mean the behavior and attitudes of Black women that created the appearance of openness and disclosure but actually shielded the truth of their inner lives and selves from their oppressors (1989)....   [tags: black liberation, tyson, rape case]

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The Harlem Renaissance : A Cultural Movement That Sparked Black Modernization

- ... This mentality made African Americans realize that they can be whatever they want to be, it empowered them to really step out from behind the shadows to become an individual. However, with success comes many challenges which, in this case, is violence.. The many types of violence all escalated from racism with their new mentality which included lynchings, segregation, and slavery. For instance, if an African American said something that a white person disagreed with, then they would be punished in those close to death forms of punishment....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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Black Women 's Oppression By Patricia Hill Collins

- ... Racial stereotypes put a huge burden on African American women in our society. Not every women is the same and not only African American women fit this description. Black women were basically characterized as a whole. If one women had a specific trait then the people assumed all black women were made this way. Majority of black women were and are the opposite of these stereotypes. Gender stereotypes amongst women said that they were supposed to cook, clean, nurse, stay at home, didn’t need an education or weren’t as strong as men....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Racism]

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How Movies And Or Tv Focus On The Glorification Of Black Death

- ... The show presents a problem by tainting and even destroying the reputation of African American lives. Empire depicts a successful Black family who made their way to the top using their musical talent and street smarts learned through gambling and selling drugs (Daniels, 2015). Shows comparable to this create opportunities for its watchers to formulate the negative opinion that Black people can only become rich and successful in life with some kind of illicit behavior rather than with drive, talent, will, hard work and or education (Curtis, 2015)....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Film]

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American Horror Story From A Black Latex Suit

- ... The lasting consequences of slavery are what create the conditions for this racism to exist today because “By the 19th century it was widely taken for granted that the human race was divided into superior whites and inferior others.” (Storey, 2009). Hollywood favours white actors and plots that centre on white people because racism is imbedded in the industry. While the industry says that they are trying to improve representation results are yet to be seen as like in American Horror Story most media consists of a white dominated cast and a “token” black character....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Racism]

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Stereotype Threat

- How have my own experiences conforming to stereotypes equipped me to deal with stereotype threats that may be present in my sessions with students as a Speaking Fellow. My past is inundated with the roles I have adopted. As the single female in a combat unit in the military this stereotype manifested as I forfeited my femininity to become one of the boys. I had no desire to be seen as a woman who needed to be coddled (as the men I served with presumed) so I assumed the role of tomboy, eating as they, sporting baggy, unfitted pants to cover my womanly curves, and sacrificing my use of silverware in my efforts to be “just one of the guys.” As I matriculated to Barnard, my identity changed agai...   [tags: stereotypes, identity, individuality, ethnicity]

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“Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space” by Brent Staples

- In Brent Staples’ "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space," Staples describes the issues, stereotypes, and criticisms he faces being a black man in public surroundings. Staples initiates his perspective by introducing the audience in to thinking he is committing a crime, but eventually reveals how the actions taken towards him are because of the fear linked to his labelled stereotypes of being rapists, gangsters and muggers. Staples continues to unfold the audience from a 20 year old experience and sheds light onto how regardless of proving his survival compared to the other stereotypical blacks with his education levels and work ethics being in the modern era, he is still in the same...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critique, Black Men]

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Robert Heilbroner's Take on Stereotype

- Have you ever looked into someone’s eyes and felt the pressure of your life drowning down their thoughts, felt that you are suffocating in their tight shallow eyes. But then again have you ever walked through a hallway without observing quietly every person that passes by and judging a book by its cover. Stereotyping, something done more than said or heard, a disease that some don’t even know they are suffering from. Looking at someone and saying or even thinking “ he’s stupid, because he’s black” yes that is stereotyping....   [tags: essay analysis, judging of others]

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Teachers Should Not Stereotype Students

- Everyone is given an ascribed status. Whether it is race-ethnicity, sex, or social class it is involuntary and determines how people look at the individual. Someone can not change the stereotype that comes along with their ascribed status, but a person can earn an achieved status by not following the norms they associate with. For example, it is common for people to connect a low-income student with failure in education. The targeted child can disprove this propensity by getting honors in school and graduating college....   [tags: Stereotyping Essays]

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Kanye West: The Black Buck

- ... Rather than allow herself to be assaulted by Gus, she throws herself to her death. A spiral of events occurs which then ends with a state militia (led by the mulatto protégé of a local Congressman) clashes with the Ku Klux Klan (portrayed by the film as heroic figures), with the Klan being ultimately victorious. ((InfoRapid). Although Kanye West did not sexuality abuse a white woman, he did become the victim in an event that lead him to be the most hated person on a television program. Another known fact about the Black Buck is that they reflect white society’s fears about black male power, and the fear that black men might brutalize and rape white women a s retribution against white sla...   [tags: sterotype, druckness, outspokenness]

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Stereotypes And The On Stereotypes

- ... She saw in her experiment that “mood states can influence stereotype use” (1021). These result manifest the idea that stereotype can have a huge impact on cognitive thinking and behavior. This helps the other authors because their ideas coincide with each other, which makes the theory of positive stereotypes relative. Seibt and Jens also agreed in their article Stereotype Heart Performance: How Self -Stereotypes Influence Processing by Inducing Regulatory Foci by claiming that “fulfilling a positive stereotype can sometimes turn into a necessity…expecting success improved performance” (48)....   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes]

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Fear Of The Color Black

- How would you describe African American men. Stereotyping is a way of placing general characteristics on a certain group of people. Racial stereotypes of African Americans were prevalent in the United States during the nineteenth century. Whites became associated with positive meanings such as superiority, safety, and cleanness while African Americans became associated with negative meanings such as sexual monsters, dangerous, and deviance. For example, The Scottsboro trial was about nine black youths charged with raping two white women in the state of Alabama....   [tags: African American, racism, black men]

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The Media Of Black Males

- It is portray in the media that black males are criminals and most of them are in jail. But according to a survey that was analyzed and illustrated by Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D., Howard University, there are more black males enrolled in college compare to those in jail from the year 2000 to 2011. According to the U.S. Census approximately 17,945,068 people in the U.S. population are black males. Among those individuals, about 6.3% are enrolled in college and 4.7% are in incarceration. The remaining 89% of the population have already graduated from college, already served some type of prison sentence, have a life trajectory that does not involve college or prison, or are too young for either to...   [tags: Black people, Race, African American]

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The Impact of the Violent African-American Stereotype in Rap Music

- This paper will show that the stereotype of the violent, criminal African-American portrayed in rap music lyrics can become a self-fulfilling prophecy for African-Americans. Repeated and long-term exposure to this stereotypical behavior in rap music lyrics can lead to increased aggression and this stereotype becoming accepted as a social norm by African-Americans. I intend to support my argument with examples and analysis of the violent African-American stereotype, and by explaining how the stereotype can become accepted as a social norm....   [tags: Rap Music Promotes Violence]

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The Difference Between Black And White

- ... When Sarah had decided to expand her world by visiting Nigeria, she realized that everything was not as simple as it had once seemed. After allowing Little Bee into her home out of guilt, Sarah succombs to the thought that she is no longer strong enough to pretend everything 's okay. In her eyes, the mask she has been wearing for two years “is finally cracking.” In her mind she thought that “this isn’t about the decisions [I] made anymore. Because the biggest thing in [my] life, the thing that killed Andrew, and the thing that means [I] can’t sleep, is something that happened without [me]” (Cleave 126)....   [tags: White people, Racism, Black people, British Empire]

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Stereotypes: Black Men are Prono to Violence

- People from black communities are undoubtedly overrepresented in the forensic mental health system, this anomaly is impacted heavily by the fact that the system seriously disadvantages black people within their remit (Narco, 2007; Department of Health, 2003). African-Caribbean people are more likely to receive coercive forms of care, spend longer in hospital and experience greater rates of transfer to higher security facilities (NIMHE, 2003 cited in Vige, 2005). Figures show that, at each heightened level of security in the psychiatric process, black people are increasingly overrepresented, from informal to civil detention, and then in detention on forensic sections within the courts and cri...   [tags: schizophrenia, justice system, race]

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Stereotypes, Ethnicity, Or Religion?

- ... Staples learned how to avoid risky situations, and to better understand his social identity. A parent always wants what 's best for their children, but if you take away opportunities then you take away possible experience. As stereotypes were being used frequently he was neglected of the opportunity to choose what he was able to accomplish. For instance, “we “black” kids couldn’t swim at the pool in our area park, except on Wednesday afternoons.”(1). With the discrimination that was given to him based on a stereotype, he was unable to go swimming on days like Tuesday or Thursday....   [tags: Stereotype, Ethnic stereotype, Stereotypes]

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Stereotypes And Stereotypes Of Stereotyping

- You make assumptions of people as soon as you see them. Do you ever look at someone and make assumptions right away about that person without knowing them. Stereotypes occur without you realizing it. Stereotype is “to believe unfairly that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same” (“Stereotype”). I believe everywhere in our American society we either stereotype or witness stereotyping because it has become a natural instinct. Psychologists say we categorize -- or stereotype -- by age and race and gender, because our brains are wired to do so automatically (Stossel and Kendall para....   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes, Gender, Stereotype threat]

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Stereotypes And Prejudices Against African American

- ... Reasons for Stereotypes After the abolishment of slave trades, most African-Americans were discriminated and racially abused because people believed that they were born to be slaves. The extraordinary talent of the singing of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston has made people think that all black people can sing, and that stereotyped is held up-to-date (Rome, 2004). Due to their slavery background, people stereotyped black people to be stupid. They believe that African-American went America because they were born to be slaves (Rome, 2004)....   [tags: Slavery, African American, Prejudice, Stereotype]

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The Effect of Self-Esteem and Stereotype on Task Performance

- There have been many studies done on task performance that have indicated that many factors can affect task performance. In this study, we are going to focus on how self-esteem and stereotype threat affect task performance. This topic is very important to study because it will help us understand about how our performance is affected by self-esteem and stereotype threat. At some point in our lives our performance is been measured, in daily activities as job, school and in sport. When one measures task performance, people should be aware if other thing affects their performance....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Effects of Stereotype Threat and Self-Esteem on Task Performance

- There have been many studies on stereotype threat and self-esteem and their negative effects on task performance. These studies have focused primarily on minorities such as women, blacks, Latinos and Asians and have found that stereotype threat and self-esteem have influenced negatively in task performance. Steele (1997) investigated how self-esteem and stereotype threat affects task performance and has found that most of task failures have to do with the individual social environment. For instance, a study was conducted in which black students completed a difficult task with either a black or white experimenter....   [tags: Business Management ]

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The Character of Allison Reynolds fit the Stereotype of a Basket-Case

- In The Breakfast Club, the character of Allison Reynolds is known as the basket-case. Dose the director John Hughes agree that the character of Allison Reynolds fits the stereotype of a basket-case, or is Hughes challenging that Allison might not fit into the stereotype at all. Throughout the film, the character of Allison dose and says things that might make her seem like a basket-case to the viewers,however,someone paying attention to the little details will notice something different about Allison Reynolds aka the basket-case....   [tags: the breakfast club, john hughes, radio show]

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The Effects Of African American Culture On The Minority Black Culture

- ... Although the show has since been closed, its place has been taken over by numerous other media programs. In the show, the elements that have been appropriated is the personality of the black culture which is stereotyped as being superstitious, lazy, and mainly relying on luck to approach them giving no sort of significant contribution back to society (Edison, 1899). The show was meant to contrast the civil rights movement lead by leaders such Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King, among others with high leadership, qualifications, and mobilization skills (Juan, 1996)....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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Why Are All Black Kids Sitting Together

- ... This results in black adolescents to “begin to value the role models, lifestyles, and images of beauty represented by the dominant group more highly than those of their own cultural group.” (para. 10). Throughout her book, Tatum effectively uses common situations and a conversational tone in order to relate more to her audience. She begins her book by giving a scenario of a high school cafeteria in which there is and “identifiable group of Black students sitting together” (para. 1) this scenario is a situation that is witnessed in almost every cafeteria of racially diverse schools across the country....   [tags: Race, Ethnic group, Race, Black people]

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Evaluation Argument : Stereotypes And Stereotypes

- Sean Ly March 20, 2015 Trista Martin LA202-OL4 Evaluation Argument Essay Stereotypes Stereotype is a wide topic that covers many aspects in the society. Stereotypes are harmful because it makes an impulsive judgment based on immediately observable characteristics such as race, gender, and religion. Stereotype can be defined as a common belief towards a certain group of people or an individual. There are many types of stereotype and the major ones are race, gender, religion, income and age and disability....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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The Use of Racial Stereotype in Cinema

- The issue of racial stereotyping in cinema has largely been discussed by critics over the course of cinematic history. The negative portrayal of the Native American, for example, is rampant in the early Western film genre. Native Americans are, more often than not, portrayed as vicious savages, hell-bent on senselessly scalping and murdering as many ‘innocent’ (white?) American settlers as possible. Individuals of a darker skin colour, such as the African American, are also victims of negative stereotyping in early cinema....   [tags: Cinema History, Ethics]

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The Stereotypical Black Woman

- ... This stereotype is often traced back to the angry, hostile and combative character Sapphire seen on the Amos ‘n’ Andy radio and television shows in the 1940’s and 1950’s. “The Sapphire image, which was the antithesis of the Mammy representation, was the hostile, nagging wife of Kingfish, and was portrayed as "… iron-willed, effectual, [and] treacherous toward and contemptuous of Black men" ( Bond and Perry, 1970, p. 116). Physically, she was often depicted as a large, but not obese, woman of brown or dark brown complexion....   [tags: television shows and mass media characterization]

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The Negative Impact of the Depiction of Black Male Stereotypes in Media

- The usage of media is huge in nowadays. People rely on different kinds of media to receive information in their everyday life because they are thirsty for the diverse and informative content. However, inaccurate portrayals of people from different races always appear in the media and audience will exaggerate those portrayals by their inflexible beliefs and expectations about the characteristics or behaviors of the portrayals’ cultural groups without considering individual variation (Ting-Toomey and Chung, 2012); in fact, it is also called as stereotypes....   [tags: African American Media Stereotypes ]

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Is Black Pride Racism?

- “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” (Malcolm X) The African- American race as people have faced many challenges and has been through many struggles and oppressions. These events in history have fostered a sense of pride and for some hate in later generations. The pride that African- Americans have is usually referred to as Black Supremacy, Black Pride, and Black Power. The ideas of these prides are for black people as whole to have strong sense of who they are as a people, self-worth, self-determination, and equality....   [tags: racism, discrimination, prejudice]

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Reducing Stereotype Threat: A Cause of the Mass Incarceration Rate of African Americans

- Have you ever heard people ask, “Can you teach me how to solve this math problem?” to an Asian or “Do you play basketball?” to an African American. These are some examples of stereotypes that are casually said by people on the internet, in school, in movies, and many more. Some say it for comedic reasons, some say it to tease, and some say it because they really believe in those stereotypes. However, instead of throwing around these labels, people should see that this affects those labelled by those stereotypes....   [tags: Race Relations, Race Stereotyping]

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Analysis Of ' Mommy, What Does ' Nigger ' Mean By Gloria Naylor And Black Men

- ... This was in a school setting.“I remember the first time I heard the word nigger. In my third-grade class, our math tests were being passed down the rows, and as I handed the papers to a little boy in the back of me, I remarked that once again he had received a much lower mark than I did. He snatched his test from me and spit out that word”( Naylor 234 ) .Naylor has only heard the word, 'nigger ' around her family and friends of family. She has never heard it said by a white person or with a different tone of voice or context....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American, White people]

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The University Of North Florida

- ... Although the typical method of teaching at that time was explication, which was a professor’s commentaries and required memorization, Jacotot had to do something else (Rancière 9). Thus, he found a book, Télémaque, which was written in both French and Flemish, and he asked the students to teach themselves French by using that book. He was shocked to discover that his Flemish students had not only comprehended the text in French they also had learned French grammar without explication (10-11)....   [tags: Education, Learning, Stereotype threat]

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John Howard Griffin's Black Like Me

- Black Like Me With song lyrics playing in my head, I strolled into our local Wal-Mart with my mother and sister, excited to purchase a new set of headphones. For the day's attire, I'd chosen long khaki shorts, a black band logo shirt, knee-high black socks, Globe skate shoes, and my cute Pokey backpack. As I walked along, I tried not to pay attention to the fact that I was being stared at more than usual. I found the electronics section and looked for the aisle with headphones. Then I saw them, gleaming in their plastic packaging; you have to understand, my old headphones were terrible, so I was excited....   [tags: Black Like Me Essays]

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Jews and African Americans

- December 13, 2013 Jewish Studies Question 9 Jews and African Americans in the 20th Century Formed on the grounds of mutual oppression, the Black -Jewish relationship in 20th century America was an extremely complex and volatile one. Omitted by the American public from the concept of the land of opportunity, Blacks and Jews shared many similarities in their journey for freedom and acceptance. Although each focused on promoting their own self-interest, the shared values of these groups led the way to an interesting partnership that helped them reach their goals whilst at the same time this relationship internally perpetuated the stereotypes they were attempting to eradicate from...   [tags: stereotype, freedom, oppression, racism]

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Black Reformation through Double Consciousness

- Philosophical writer W.E.B. Du Bois provides a stimulating analysis of the importance of African American existence in a society that emphasizes white superiority and black inferiority. Du Bois introduces the idea of double consciousness, an ideology that defines African Americans seeking to reconcile two different cultures that create their modern identity. The application of this concept is important because discovering the identity of an oppressed and indoctrinated people, desperately attempting to bridge the gap between an elaborate African culture and American adaptation that desensitizes the race from heritage, creates a neutral standard of expression that is used to form a new coheren...   [tags: Du Bois, African Americans, The Veil]

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Racism and Stereotype in Karl Linder's Speech

- Racism is a fatal flaw in human society. Whole cultures could be eradicated or brought to the brink of destruction, such as when Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi regime, brought on the Holocaust. In his efforts to bring the Jews to extinction he captured and imprisoned the Jews into concentration camps separated from the rest of society. Karl Linder in his efforts to keep the community of Clybourne Park “pure” for his growing family, attempts to assert dominance over the Stoller family (the Caucasian family moving away) and the Younger family (the African American family moving in), as if attempting to create a reverse concentration camp....   [tags: nazi regime, holocaust, jews, concentrarion camps]

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Life Has Many Determining Factors And Beverly Daniel Tatum 's Perspective On Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting

- ... If Tatum had not observed this type of burden by the Black community, she may not have felt like Black people of all ages were struggling with how they would turn out in society. When Tatum labeled a person as part of the poor or working class, she believed that the person could only be molded by their surroundings, which is known as a slippery slope fallacy. When Tatum mentioned the slippery slope fallacy, she asserted her argument as being infallible, and there was truly no basis for her argument....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Black people, Woman]

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Black Men in Public Space

- In the short essay, “Black Men in Public Space” written by Brent Staples, discusses his own experiences on how he is stereotyped because he is an African American and looks intimidated in “public places” (Staples 225). Staples, an intelligent man that is a graduate student at University of Chicago. Due to his skin complexity, he is not treated fairly and always being discriminated against. On one of his usual nightly walks he encountered a white woman. She took a couple glances at him and soon began to walk faster and avoided him that night....   [tags: stereotypes, brent staples, discrimination]

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Racial Stereotypes: Not Simply Black and White

- Wow. You are really smart for a black girl. You dress very nice for African-American, or I didn’t expect you to be so quiet. I have endured all of these comments on countless occasions. Many of my attributes genuinely surprise people, and I often wonder if my ethnicity influenced their reactions. Would my intelligence, sense of style, or shyness perplex others if I was of a different race. My dark brown skin is inevitably the first impression that I express, which dominates the presumptions and biases that others have about me....   [tags: african american, ethnic group, tolerance]

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Stereotypes, Discrimination, And Discrimination Of People And Taking A Persons Physical Characteristics And Grouping

- ... Our biggest influences of stereotyping comes from our parents or the people who raise us. We also learn it from significant others, teachers, peers, and the media. Stereotyping can also lead to prejudice and discrimination and have an impact on how you feel towards certain group of people. Negative attitudes are one of the most received attention in prejudice. “Prejudice involves prejudging others because they belong to a specific category (Gilovich, Keltner, Chen, & Nisbett, 2013, p. 409)....   [tags: Stereotype, Prejudice, Social psychology]

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The Disney Animated Films Robin Hood And Toy Movie

- ... The Lion is the bravest and most powerful animal int he jungle. King Richard, is the ideal image of a King, he is handsome and is loved by his people. His brother King John, is shown as an evil and much weaker person compared to King Richard. King John is also portrayed as white as the creators did not want to see a black man in a position of power. King John does not comply with gender roles as men are expected to be more physical and not show emotions, but he wines are cry’s like a kid whenever he loses....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Stereotype, Racism]

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Is the Black Family Only A Myth?

- Is the Black Family Only A Myth. My objective for writing this essay on the black family was to examine and interrogate a myriad of stereotypes surrounding this family structure. Slavery and its inception need to be explored because it enables one to acquire a better understanding of the modern day black family. It is my hope that once we achieve this level of understanding, if not acceptance, that we may be able to start the healing process that is so necessary. THE MOYNIHAN REPORT. SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Black Women in the Twentieth Century American City

- The urbanization of the black population of America began since 1900. During the two World Wars, owing to the need and demand for unskilled labor in the cities, blacks migrated in large numbers from the rural South to the city. By the 1950s, only 40% of black population lived on farms and by the 1970s, blacks had become completely urbanized. The World Wars also resulted in the movement of black women from the farms to the industrial work force. A direct result of the integration of black women into the urban economy was that they became economically independent and were freed from their dependence on black men....   [tags: The Feminization of Public Space]

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The Identity of a Black Puerto Rican

- The Identity of a Black Puerto Rican When the United States invaded and took over Puerto Rico in 1898, race relations acquired yet another facet. "At the beginning of the century, President McKinley carried out military interventions in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines with U.S. corporate interests in mind (Schirmer)" Like Spain, the United States also intended to use Puerto Rico to its own advantage. In his project, David Bernstein states, "The United States used its power to restrict Puerto Rican trade, from which Whites in America and Puerto Rico prosperred heavily....   [tags: History Historical Puerto Rico Essays]

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The Stereotypes Of Women And Women

- ... Finally, heterosexual intimacy instills the need for woman’s sexuality as a source of comfort and reward for everything that man provides her. Because woman is rewarded for her participation in patriarchal ideals, she perpetuates certain stereotypes of women. Typically for white and upper-middle class women these stereotypes include timidity, helplessness, mothering, and manners. These women are expected to stay in the home and take care of their children, make dinner for their husbands, and reward them with sexual favors....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Gender role]

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Women’s Oppression in Hurston’s “Sweat”: The Stereotype of Women’s Role in Society

- Women’s Oppression in Hurston’s “Sweat”: The Stereotype of Women’s Role in Society In Zora Neale Hurston’s 1926 short story “Sweat,” Delia Jones a washwoman and house owner is portrayed as an abused wife. Even though she has a job and owns the home she occupies, it does not change the fact that her husband still holds power over her. Women are stereotyped by society as housewives, which make them feel repressed of freedom. Women are repressed by society’s views and are limited in freedom, thus women such as Delia are unable to get what they desire....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gender Studies]

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America 's Double Consciousness : The Soul Of Black Folk

- ... Santiago claims that the United States is a nation that shapes people to fulfill predetermined characteristics. America has a hierarchal society, which suppresses foreign customs to maintain the sense of American nationalism among citizens. The social pressures that immigrants experience cause the development of more than one social identity. According to Du Bois this social phenomenon is called double consciousness. Double consciousness makes it difficult for immigrants to adapt to a new environment, since they have a multi-faceted sense of self....   [tags: United States, White American]

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What is the function of racist stereotype in Blackface Minstrelsy?

- Blackface minstrelsy became a popular form of entertainment in the early nineteenth century. Predominately, minstrel shows were performed to crowds of white working class men, by white actors who would use burnt cork, or shoe polish to blacken their skin and would create racist stereotyped characters of black people. These characters functioned to instill conceptions of white superiority into popular culture whilst at the same time oppressing black society. The characters invented were often portrayed as childlike, unintelligent and dependent on the civilisation of white society in the form of slavery....   [tags: Race in America]

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Silence and Stereotype in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- ... The readers are introduced to Boo as someone who spends all of his time in his home and a man of a harsh past but he does not put it out on people or show his anger in a way people would start to actually think he is harmful. Instead, he chooses to keep himself secluded because of all the gossip going on in town. It also evident that Boo was not harmful since scout claims that “Boo’s children needed him.” (370). This quote directly lets the readers know that even though Boo was not Scout and Jem’s father, he was almost like a father to them....   [tags: victims, unusual, tom and boo]

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Stereotyping in The Way We Lie by Stephanie Ericsson

- In the essay The Way We Lie, Stephanie Ericsson writes that “All the ‘isms’-racism, sexism, ageism, et al.-are founded on and fueled by the stereotype and the cliché, which are lies of exaggeration, omission, and ignorance. They are always dangerous. They take a single tree and make it a landscape.” This quote is important due to the fact that stereotypes play a major role in many aspects of our society. In American society we have a tendency to pass judgment on people just because of a pre-existing stereotype that our society has formed on particular groups over the years....   [tags: stereotype, racism, sexism, ageism]

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Race and Literature

- We as black people have been led to believe we are inferior, because one ethnic group decided that they were better than the rest of the world. That one ethnic group did all it could to destroy our chances of having any kind of happiness or sense of normalcy. We were brought down as a race, because they saw our weak-mindedness and used it against us, and we as a people chose to believe them rather than fight back. That only left us one option to express how we felt, which was to learn and be like the man that oppressed in the first place....   [tags: ethnic group, stereotype, african-americans]

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Black Theology

- The development of Black Theology in the United was one that shocked the nation as a whole. While in slavery, Blacks had to sneak and hold church services. This was partly because Whites felt that Blacks were not able to be accepted into heaven, and they believed that once one as a Christian they could no longer be enslaved. So to appease their conscience they would not allow Blacks to take part in theology. Due to these issues Black Theology soon originated within the United States. The origination of Black Theology was only cracked open by the idea of slave theology....   [tags: Religion]

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Black Noise : Rap Music And Black Culture

- ... The first chapter deals with rap’s position in a marginalized society and rap as a cultural production. She argues, “Rap music is a black cultural expression that prioritizes black voices form the margins of urban America” (3). Rap music allows the marginalized black voices to speak and for others to hear. It is a form of storytelling. They can bring up social and cultural issues and shout-out their homes and areas that need attention, creating a space where rap music is a cultural forum where issues can be highlighted and discussed....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Hip hop]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Sticks And Stones ' The Irish Identity ' By Robert Mclaim Wilson

- ... R.). In the article, the author talks about how the main character is debating on how to explain his identity to the airport cop because the description will change the police point of view and demeanor towards him. For example, the author states, “when the airport cops ask me what I am, how do I explain that I live in the northern, eastern segment of an island sliced like a cheap pizza and with as many rifles as a bar full of yuppie cocktails” (Wilson, R. M. 1997). This quote shows that there are many ways to describe his area because he has heard different stereotypes with his area of living....   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes, Protagonist, Culture]

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My Father Has Had Many Different Experiences With Stereotypes

- ... Even different racial groups within themselves have their own stereotypical views of how they think the race or group should represent, be presented or thought of as a whole. Within different groups of African Americans, these views can be very broad depending on where you are within a state. Depending on where you are, people have different standards on what determines how black you are in a social aspect. One stereotype that is wildly offensive to me is someone telling me that I do not sound or speak like a black person....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister

- Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister Gary Soto and Cathy Song, the authors of Black Hair and Lost Sister, have had to come to terms with their culture. Living in America, it’s hard to think outside the box because of stereotypes and pre-dispositions. In order to find you’re self and come to terms with who you are as a person apposed to what the rest of the world may view you as, you have to approach the stereotypes head on and grow from them. Both of the speakers in Black Hair and Lost Sister has had to recognize the short comings of their culture to be accepted and grow in the American Culture....   [tags: Gary Soto Cathy Song Black Hair and Lost Sister]

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Black And White Women Of The Old South

- Minrose Gwin‘s book, Black and White Women of the Old South, argues that history has problems with objectiveness. Her book brings to life interesting interpretations on the view of the women of the old south and chattel slavery in historical American fiction and autobiography. Gwin’s main arguments discussed how the white women of the south in no way wanted to display any kind of compassion for a fellow woman of African descent. Gwin described the "sisterhood" between black and white women as a "violent connection"(pg 4)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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