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Beast Americans are fat. Although this is true for some Americans, it is not true for all Americans. This stereotype, made from other foreigners who have encountered Americans in person or in TV, cannot be true since not every single American is fat. Stereotypes, ideas that other people think of other people, such as gays, Mexicans, females, athletes, hobos, etc. has created many issues among different group of human beings. One of the main and biggest ways stereotypes were created is through the means of media. Media can consist of television, movies, and other forms of communication that technology has created. In addition, technology – the human advancement - has also helped to further expand these stereotypes through the different forms of media that has been developed. Society’s thoughts have really shaped the perspective of how one individual or a group of people with the same traits are to be made and therefore has created those people to lose the respect of others. Everyone has at least made one stereotype of another person or group, and all countries do the same for the other countries; but, the United States does it the most to everyone, especially to their neighboring country – Latin America. Media representation is basically a collection of stereotypes that one country’s society has put up together. This makes them look like they are arrogant and have no respect for others, just what the United States is doing. As mentioned above, all countries do this but the United States the most. This is probably because the United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world and has had the most number of immigrations into the nation. The huge number of diversity, then leads to the high number of stereotypes created by the Americans; thus producing it and showing it through means of media to the eyes of the whole nation. The huge issue with this it the, not all Americans show the true values and traits
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of a certain race because they are not of the certain race, ethnicity, or culture themselves. By stating this, the U.S. media is misrepresenting Latinas. This is one of the many problems that the United States faces today, because they don’t know the reality of how Latinas are in their native countries. Just by saying that someone lives next to a Latina, it does not equalize to that person interacting with that Latina inside their home. They might act one way outside their homes, because of how society has shaped them, and act other way inside their homes. The solution to this problem is for the U.S. media to show the truth of Latinas and not their stereotypes. In this essay, I will inform the people of America the effects of media representation to Latinas, the truth of Latinas, and how the media should change the course of this issue.
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