Saturday, November 27, 2010
Do All Whites View Blacks As Thugs, Pimps, And Hoes?
Stereotypes are a pet peeve of mine. I see the damage that stereotypes do and how it leads to demonization of innocent people. Stereotypes are fed to Americans like apple pie and hotdogs and some people tend to gobble them up as if they are the truth and nothing but the truth. And white folks tend to cling to every stererotype of blacks as a reality of who black people are as a whole.
Dori Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education was thrown out of the lobby in the Hampton Inn. While waiting for one of collegues in the hotel lobby, she had a brief conversation with a guest staying in the hotel.
"Before the GM approached her, Maynard recounts in her blog, she had spoken to just one guest who was in town for the rally -- "an older white guy wearing a T-shirt with the word 'eracism' emblazoned on the back." The two of them, she says, discussed the general mood in the nation, and afterward, she went back to her seat. That's when the manager appeared."~~Monée Fields-White- The ROOT~~
"At one moment on that October morning, she was in the hotel lobby waiting for a colleague, and the next moment, she had a general manager escorting her out of the hotel because she was not a guest and, as he explained it, the hotel had to protect its guests."~~Monée Fields-White- The ROOT~~
Maynard does understand the reason why she was asked to leave. Well...let me break it down to Ms. Maynard. Black woman talking briefly to a old white man in a hotel lobby while there is a big event going on equals a hooker in the eyesight of that white hotel manager.
However, if it is any consolation to you Ms. Maynard some Harvard and Yale Alums brothas got kicked out of a new club in Boston called "Club Lounge" that they were giving a private party at because management thought they were ah hem...gangbangers.
The myth that black people are failures academically, unemployed, and lazy has a strong grip in the minds of whites who buy into that falsehood. In the eyes of some white folks professional and smart academic black people like you do not exist. Why do they think that? Because it is drilled into their heads day and night through msm media, television, radio, and books.
Even the so-called black tv stations projects images of young people who are wild, semi-naked gyrating females, gold teeth wearing, forty ounce drinking, marijuana smoking, bling bling wearing gangstas with no substance whatsoever. In the minds of white folks these are the only black people that exist in this world. Nevermind that you can also see a tantamount of this with whites as well on tv, the movies, etc. too. All you have to do is check out my sidebar "Tales of Two Hoods" which I haven't changed lately due to the economy to be able to grasp that concept.
When are folks going to stop judging black people by stereotypes?