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San Jose State University Perpetuate Stereotypes and Racism Paper

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Read this week's readings in our textbook, Benshoff & Griffin, America on Film, and summarize the main points as to how the dominant representation of the Asian Americans and Native Americans perpetuate stereotypes and racism.

benshoff pp.143-164

durham And Kellner pp.539-545

https://we.riseup.net/assets/102142/appadurai.pdf durham and Kellner link

Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin. America on Film. (Selected Pages) (Links to an external site.)https://books.google.com/books/about/America_on_Film.html?id=8PwiBBLhwGEC

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Perpetuate Stereotypes and Racism
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PERPETUATE STEREOTYPES AND RACISM

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Perpetuate Stereotypes and Racism
Eurocentrism is the understanding of the world’s cultures and ideas from a white
perspective. The book America on Film by Benshoff & Griffin has so many eurocentrism
stereotypes and racism, mostly against Asian Americans and Native Americans.
Until the 1970s, the native Americans were referred to as Indians. Despite being the
initial inhabitants of the continent, the native Americans were considered alien until 1924 when
they started being granted citizenship. Cultural texts, reinforced by paintings, books, and plays
by non-native audiences, stereotyped the Native Americans, and filmmakers inherited these
stereotypes and portrayed that for the great country to be formed, American settlers had to batt...

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