Talk:Stereotypes of African Americans

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Good article[edit]

Just wanted to say this article does a great job of covering a difficult and controversial topic. Nice job. If anybody would like to help out on Ebonics it doesn't cover the topic nearly as accurately. It's written from one point of view (people who don't like the term Ebonics) and doesn't accurately explain what that term is at all. Handpolk (talk) 09:38, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Recent changes[edit]

African Americans were more likely to appear as perpetrators in drug and violent crime stories on network news. This is reinforced by the fact that African Americans are actually committing crime at a higher rate than the rest of the population in the United States, despite being a minority of the population.

Are these changes supported by the citations given? I presume not, as seemingly the only other edit by this account, on the "Black Lives Matter" article, also added uncited and POV editorialising to a very similar topic. I have boldly removed these claims; if these claims are corroborated by other sources, I also think editors must keep WP:SYNTH in mind. – Zumoarirodoka(talk)(email) 10:06, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Harmful Effects of Stereotyping[edit]

A positive about this article is that is does list and discuss a large amount of the stereotypes African Americans are forced to deal with on a daily basis. However, I believe the article should also feature sections on how these stereotypes harmfully effect African Americans as a whole. A combination of these two things would create a much more informative, accurate article. More information on how the portrayal of specific stereotypes effect African Americans can be found here: http://racerelations.about.com/od/hollywood/a/Five-Common-Black-Stereotypes-In-Tv-And-Film.htm. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.23.88.103 (talk) 03:20, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Kool Aid[edit]

I think this stereotype is very debateable. I propose to eliminate it at least from the main section. I just eliminated one of the references, because the link was dead, and couldn't be retrieved with an alternate search. Reporting fringe stereotypes, that may have been true in some communities, risks giving it more importance just because it appears in Wikipedia. My wife grew up in Minnesota in the 50's in a white, mostly-republican community, and remembers having kool-aid all the time in the summer. When my daughter was growing up, at kids parties, in a white neighbourhood in Connecticut, there was always kool-aid because it was cheap and the kids loved it.--Gciriani (talk) 19:48, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

It's not that white people don't like Kool Aid, fried chicken, and watermelon, but that Blacks do.Editor2020, Talk 22:49, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

But if both whites and blacks both like kool-aid, then it is not a stereotype anymore.--Gciriani (talk) 23:57, 14 December 2015 (UTC)