Stereotypes in Cartoons

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Stereotypes in Cartoons 07-10-08 Sociology 104
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As a student entering college full time next year, I have currently filled my time up with summer jobs. One of these jobs that I do is as a nanny. Three times a week, I will spend eight or so hours with two kids ages 9 and 14. Many times, the nine year old and I will sit down and watch cartoons in the morning. Today we watched the all time popular cartoon, Jimmy Neutron. I found it extremely interesting after reading up for the assignment that it wasn’t as easy as I would have expected to notice common stereotypes in a children’s cartoon. As far as race went, there was no diversity found in the entire program. There was one character that spoke from a different accent and was obviously from a different country. He represented the only diversity in the whole episode. The character with the accent was portrayed as extremely dumb and pointless. He was just there for simply jokes and humor. Interesting enough, this was really the only stereotype that jumped out at me during the entire program; however, it was a big one. It creates the feeling that
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2008 for the course SOC 104 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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