Unformatted text preview: the other hand are portrayed as nuisances and associated with poverty. Growing up in Los Angeles County, specifically Long Beach, I have been around the hysteria of Hollywood: plastic surgeries, wealth, glamour, fashion, etc. Only recently have I seen billboard advertisements of African American models. I agree with the article’s suggested ways of changing unconscious stereotypes and attitudes: learning at an early age and with the help of the community. Like I stated I was raised in a heavily urban setting, and from pre-school to senior year of high school my classes were pretty diverse with no dominant ethnicity. This sort of integration and being exposed to others a lot different from me in physicality has helped me become more accepting and knowledgeable of other cultures....
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- Fall '10
- White American, white dominant America