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Stereo Typing Today

Image result for handy manny graciasHandy Manny sticks out to me when thinking of a stereotypical television show. It’s about a Mexican guy named Manny who is a construction worker picking up side jobs and task that others aren’t skilled enough to do. We are heavily influenced that Hispanic people are only employed in construction, cleaning and agricultural careers. Another thing we perceive is that they are Hispanic males who are apart of  this industry. Its not only men who are apart of this career, although there aren’t many women. They also partake in this challenging career. It could be a negative influence if someone tried to point out that it could give away a little bit sense of racism. However it also creates a positive image with the way the tools work together and develop great customer service traits to their clients.

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The Simpsons is another show that comes to mind when thinking of a stereo type scenario and along with some of its characters. Abu Nahasapeemapetilon who works at the Kuiwk E Mart, which is another way media tries to influence a certain gender and race to partake in a role. In this case it’s the Indian guy who has a very thick accent and says “Thank you” as some of us could relate to when we visit 7-11, convenient stores places that rip people out of their money by insanely increasing the price of a product. There’s also a show where it shows us about his arranged wedding, we know that happens in certain countries or a religion where the women is forced to marry a men and often at a young age. In certain episodes there are times when Homer confronts his daughter telling her “if you were a boy you’d be a scientist.” Which is challenging her gender, why couldn’t she be a scientist if she is a girl, is that not allowed? To me it appears as a negative stereotype because it talks bad upon certain races and the way genders are perceived especially among-st the Homer and his daughter.

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This is by far one of the most stereo typical shows around in my opinion. Although it is a comedy show it can tend to offend a lot of people regarding gender, race, religion and the list goes on. I’ll start with Consuela who is an Hispanic cleaning lady. I mentioned something earlier where media really has influenced the media that Hispanic people are portrayed in a lot of TV shows, movies as cleaning people, construction workers. Which is a negative influence we want kids growing up and succeeding away from those careers, by no means am I trying to offend anyone about this career. It provides for a families however I myself do not want to be stereo typed as a construction worker. I want to succeed from my stereotype. Another way they perceive a race is the Black guys at the door, why are they dressed up as “thugs” are you going to automatically assume that they are a characters portrayed as they are seen. Why couldn’t they dress them in a suit and tie? That is a negative influence in Medias vision, all African Americans don’t dress like that. A main character in the show named Louis who is the wife of Peter, she takes on the role of being a stay at home mom taking care of Stewie and doing the mom duty chores. In this case we are influenced by media in this particular manner that men are the people who are supposed to provide for a family while the woman takes care of the chores around home like laundry, dishes, and cooking food. We know that men can partake in this role. Anyone can do anything they put their mindset to, don’t let a 24 minutes episode influence your path in life. Diversity is great and we need to fall apart from stereotypes in this country.

 

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

Video Influencing

th.jpgRecently I’ve been watching a series on Amazon Video, called MR.ROBOT its a show about a young man who works at a cyber security firm from 9-5 and than at night he is a hacker. His mission throughout the series is hacking into the most powerful company that runs the whole country. The reason for doing such criminal act, so it erases everyone’s debts causing them stress in their lives. I believe the influence in this show is that companies in this country are also able to take over a lot of this world today. It may seem crazy however there are companies today that impact us on our everyday lives, for example Walmart has been the top of the food chain driving companies out of business because of there very low prices. Apple also is a huge market in the us, the majority of people I have met in college either own an Iphone or an apple product. There are many companies that I think will be “monopolies” in the near future making them the only source/service we use so that we are controlled by just one company. The reason I chose to watch the series was the trailer I watched really influenced me by today’s society with big companies taking over the smaller businesses, and learning how it was displayed on TV. Mr. Robot touched the issue off economic troubles by letting us know the debt we are facing from student loans, medical bills, and other credit cards expenses added up. It’s technological issues also describe ways we  can be hacked through ways we’ve never imagined, in the series peoples information was given unauthorized access by inserting disc, using flash drives and etc. download

Currently I’ve been watching a You-tuber named Nobiggytv, who’s videos are mainly based off today’s current events. Hes necessarily going over stuff that influences us and makes into an entertainment. One of his videos was a test drop involving a pumpkin (Halloween is coming up) and an Iphone 7, he is a smart you-tuber giving the people content they want to see. The reason I watch it is for the entertainment and his blog is pretty well set up he revolves it around what people my demographic relate to. He also involves social experiments trying to see if its actually true what society believes. In the video he tests that out he dresses up a bum in one and tries to get girls numbers, as expected didn’t go very well. Opposed to a male dressing up a successful businessmen he was more attractive to the female audience. Just by putting those two prospective it was obvious that people are facing social dilemmas by the way they appear and approach to others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber is a prime example of someone who contributed a lot of success through social media. His videos which weren’t studio recorded or anything were uploaded to YouTube, a free video  uploading service, that is offered to millions of users. His first video that was recognized by  51,746,416.viewers(https://youtu.be/eQOFRZ1wNLw),which was his ticket to fame, he was contacted by Usher and Justin Timberlake to sign a record label (goo.gl/SGdhxH). The reason his fame escalated so quickly was because the way he attracted himself to the media, he looked like a innocent child, but he was far from that. While he was growing up he made many poor decisions that put the spotlight on him, for example when he was in Miami he got into a little bit of trouble after driving a Lamborghini under the influence (goo.gl/omM1OH). It wouldn’t be a complete arrest without going out with a bang, in his mug shot you can see him smiling.  The quality of his music is phenomenal, he is a well established artist, winning many prizes and awards for his talent(goo.gl/vyin61),he won his first Grammy in 2016. It’s not only his talent for making music that drives the demand for his music but he is just as good as a entertainer, he seeks the attention of the people. If i were to take a guess Justin Bieber is probably known internationally. Although he may seem like a negative impact in our society by going through trouble along the way he has also helped a lot of organizations today and is a donor of half a million dollars to research Aids in Africa (goo.gl/ikP9Rc).