AC W10 stereotypes Why do young people ignore the stereotypes on Jersey Shores

AC W10 stereotypes Why do young people ignore the stereotypes on Jersey Shores

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Why do young people ignore the stereotypes on 'Jersey Shore'? BY ROSARIO IACONIS Thursday, December 17th 2009, 5:55 PM www,nydailynews.com retrieved January 22, 2010 The first thing we do, let's kill all the "guidos" - not the people, of course; I'm talking about the awful anti-Italian stereotype peddled on "Jersey Shore." Outraged by MTV's lurid depiction of Italian-Americans, I borrowed a page from President Obama (and William Shakespeare) to share a teachable moment with my undergraduate critical thinking class. "What's in a slur?" I asked. The ensuing discussion yielded specific examples of ethnic intolerance. Most of the students denounced Don Imus' racial tirade against the Rutgers women's basketball team. They found Jesse Jackson's anti-Semitic "hymietown" rant equally repugnant. Yet many of the selfsame students could not understand why Italian-Americans are affronted by "Jersey Shore." Such a response revealed how popular culture has so thoroughly desensitized young minds. Some of my students were actually surprised to learn that "guido" is not a "lifestyle
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course COMM 1000345 taught by Professor Mccloud during the Fall '10 term at Mohawk College.

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