Tag: stereotype

Fame, stereotypes and Vera Stark - Barbershop show review

Fame, stereotypes and Vera Stark - Barbershop show review
Groundbreaking fame – but at a price. That was the trade-off for Vera Stark, a fictional African-American actress who made her career in the 1930s playing roles that in some cases perpetuated negative stereotypes of people of color. Now, a new play that recently ended its run at the Goodman Theater, “By the Way, Meet... Read more »

How the model minority myth hurts Asian Americans

How the model minority myth hurts Asian Americans
Everyone knows the stereotype, right? Asian children are good students. They play piano and violin. They excel in everything. Asian adults have advanced degrees and high incomes. Asians haven’t struggled like those other minority groups that are still unequal. Asians are the model minority. They excel. But the idea of the “model minority” is like... Read more »

Let's get real about race

When the topic of race comes up, does who you’re with shape what you say? Sitting with people who share your racial identity, would you use words or phrases that you might not use in “mixed company,” for fear of offending someone? Maybe you’d tolerate or even laugh at a joke that normally you might... Read more »
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