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?

10 comments:

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

The streotypes will not stop anytime soon granny,we can counter them by not buying into them.
We should start again to raise our children to respect themselves.

PRIMALDATA said...

Stereotypes like those are something to warm you up at night when you look at your life and realize you haven't amounted to shit. I mean let's be real unless you're telling me that Ms. Maynard was either dressed half naked or else dressed cheaply(and what the hell does dressed cheaply mean anyway not breaking the bank with price tags showing) that GM probably didn't like the guests shirt but would get in a lot less trouble getting rid of the BLACK non guest then white guest.

Hell he could call into a local conservative radio show and told about how he put one of those "aggressive black beasts in their place". You life doesn't suck as bad as long as you "perceive" that you are or have it better than someone else. Doesn't matter how we are raised, that's their defense mechanism and always will be.

I mean does every White, catholic, adult male get run in when a pedophile is on the loose, no why because oh well that's just one in the few he's a deviant. In other words they know the difference they just cling to the ignorance for now because it's comfortable

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Let's face it Granny, Americans aint too bright. They believe whatever best fits their perception or whatever sounds the most shocking, fantastical, etc.
The typical Amurkkkin walks out on a cold clear night and sees lights up in the sky. They don't know what those lights are. What do they tell their neighbor the next day or call the local TV station and say? "I just saw aliens from outter space." See, they're f'ing ignorant. How do you go from lightsi n the sky to visitors from another planet?
So when these same Amurkkkins see gang bangers, hos, etc., on BET, MTV etc., and then they encounter rel African-Americans, they just aren't smart enough to go anywhere except gang banger, hos, etc.
I fucking hate stereotypes also. It's what those stereotypes do to children that really pisses me off big time. I mean, when one of my adult friends get's smacked with a stereotype it's disturbing and aggravating, but they can pretty much deal with it but when a child is stereotyped and treated like something other than a innocent child, that can be crushing and it's really a social travesty. Makes me want to knock the snot outta somebody.

Black Diaspora said...

Granny, you'd think that electing Harvard-educated candidate Barack Obama as president would have dispelled some of these stereotypes.

But no, they grew out of control, and were projected on him, as well as his family.

Waffle boxes, watermelon patches, a witch doctor, the head of his wife (the first lady) and of himself, the president, photoshopped on the body of a pimp and a whore, his children portrayed as pregnant, and a thousand jokes about blacks in the White House to round out the indignity--stereotypes galore all recycled and rehashed to cast the Obamas and their children as not worthy occupants of the White House.

To those white American's shame, I expected that. What I didn't expect is that black conservatives and Republicans would let these assaults upon the character of the First Family slide, and without so much as a peep.

I've seen black liberals run to the aid of Michael Steele when he was attacked by members of his own party, only to see respected black Republicans join ranks with those calling for Obama's birth certificate, and provided guest spots on Glenn Beck's show, the biggest purveyor of black stereotypes.

Our people have to stop supporting those of either party who resort to black stereotypes to advance their political goals.

We need to be united more around our color than our politics.

Redeye said...

It's the media. Remember this clip from Bowling for Colombine?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqh6Ap9ldTs

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

BigMac:

"The streotypes will not stop anytime soon granny,we can counter them by not buying into them.
We should start again to raise our children to respect themselves."

Speaking for myself, it pisses me off. I realize stereotypes do not define a person, but it's just the idea that some folks have the nerve to try to define people as a whole by stereotypes to make themselves feel superior, especially when those same stereotypes can apply to them as well.

Primadata:

"In other words they know the difference they just cling to the ignorance for now because it's comfortable"

I agree!

"what the hell does dressed cheaply mean anyway not breaking the bank with price tags showing)"

That's what I'm talking about. You cannot always judge a person by what they wear. You never know. I remember back some years ago, a black wealthy writer told of a bad experience she had in store because of the way she was dressed one day. She said that she looked a hot mess.

SagaciousHillbilly:

"It's what those stereotypes do to children that really pisses me off big time."

"when a child is stereotyped and treated like something other than a innocent child, that can be crushing and it's really a social travesty. Makes me want to knock the snot outta somebody."

You and I are on the same page. I've noticed that a lot about you. Sometimes I feel like you're writing from my thoughts on some things. Children are my heart and a lot of them have more sense than some adults do.

Diaspora:

"What I didn't expect is that black conservatives and Republicans would let these assaults upon the character of the First Family slide, and without so much as a peep."

"I've seen black liberals run to the aid of Michael Steele when he was attacked by members of his own party, only to see respected black Republicans join ranks with those calling for Obama's birth certificate, and provided guest spots on Glenn Beck's show, the biggest purveyor of black stereotypes."

I feel ya on everything you've said. Only difference is that I didn't expect them to speak up and say anything because they don't want to loose their spot in being Republican Party pleasers. If they themselves were ridiculed or stereotyped by their own party, I still don't think they would say anything. In fact, they would probably just peel back their lips and show their teeth as if everything is just peachy creamy and hunky dory. It's like they are a glutton for pain inflicted on their self-esteem.

rashid1891 said...

Speaking for myself, it pisses me off. I realize stereotypes do not define a person, but it's just the idea that some folks have the nerve to try to define people as a whole by stereotypes to make themselves feel superior, especially when those same stereotypes can apply to them as well.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...
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GrannyStandingforTruth said...

@Prima:

I forgot to add that all hookers don't dress cheaply. It depends on the type of clientel they have. I doubt it very seriously that Madame D.C. and her girls were shopping at Walmart, especially with politicians for their clientel.

I'm going get back in my bed because it is a little too cold for me.

Anonymous said...

Granny, "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."

Actually, the myth has a strong grip in the black community as well, esp about education and unemployment.