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Date: 04/30/12 07:08 AM

32 Responses to African Men: Hollywood Stereotypes

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2012 at 7:09 am
    Link: African Men: Hollywood Stereotypes - Four men use humor and their infectious positivity to take on Hollywoods stereotypes.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 30, 2012 at 7:31 am

    "To the western world I AM an African man, but do you know who I am?"
    I thought... "Refugees" ?
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2012 at 7:39 am

    I wish my stereotype included machine guns and rocket launchers.
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    breadman Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2012 at 7:46 am
    While it`s relevant, there are a few more stereotypes from American movies/TV that aren`t covered here:

    1. African people are all poor.
    2. African people are all stupid/uneducated.
    3. Africa is basically just one big country, which just contains a bunch of different "tribes" of people who are still hunter/gatherers, live in the jungle etc.
    4. "White African" is an oxymoron.
    5. All African people have the same ridiculous accent.

    Yeah, I know nobody really cares, but I`m not gonna get a better opportunity to rant about this...
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Damn you, Matthew Mc(however you spell his name...)

    Good post!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 30, 2012 at 7:56 am
    Well done! A bit long I thought, and too much showing OF the stereotypes? I don`t think that helps get the message across...

    Stop The Pity, I like that part!
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    rachaldenise Female 18-29
    27 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 8:08 am
    @breadman: So so true. You win the comments (for me at least).
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    Trillian42 Female 18-29
    357 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 8:32 am
    I just pound the drums and do the Africa face.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2012 at 8:36 am
    To be honest though, action movies have made the same stereotypes out of Russians, Asians and Arabs too. It`s not just Africans that get the `bad guy` image in movies.

    Also I can think of at least one series of movies were the `Bad Guys` weren`t African, Asian, Arab or Russian. I`ll let you IABers guess which movie series it is.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2012 at 8:58 am
    Star Wars! They were British! lol
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    ChrisP12 Male 40-49
    186 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 9:11 am
    CrakrJak, Bourne?
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    Stonardsftw Male 18-29
    321 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Were they Cuban?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    That was nice.
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    Hedkwab Male 18-29
    340 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    Nice video, good message. Stop the pity, start the potential, very good.

    However all those clips were from war movies. Obviously they are shooting machine guns and not smiling :D
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    "Damn you, Matthew Mc(however you spell his name...)"

    Oh please. I`ve never slept with a woman who wouldn`t drop her panties in ten seconds flat if Matthew walk into the room. As such, the guy gets away with anything.

    Also, pretty sure "all african people are marathon runners" is a common enough stereotype, but it`s a cool one so we don`t complain about it?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm
    I`ll let you IABers guess which movie series it is

    DIE HARD!! friggen Krauts!!!
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    jeanpaul91 Male 18-29
    128 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    @crakrjak are you talking about transformers?

    (sorry in advance for the multiple posts)
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    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    Hmm. I thought Blood Diamond portrayed whites in a pretty poor light (the diamond-hungry soldier, the greedy diamond merchants, the evil mercenary leader and his gang) and blacks as either simple good men, or brainwashed.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    Yes because using Hollywood as your source of information is a good idea. As an Indian Asian(English/Irish (WTF)), I couldn`t give a crap.
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    FartCommandr Male 30-39
    85 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    that is a great frikin video !!! Very true when you get the guys from the few countrys in Africa ... THAT AREN`T ACTIVELY AT WAR AND UNDER WARLORD OPPRESSION !!
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    som-tam Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    i didn`t think of machine guns, my first thought was dying of starvation and then email scam artists (I was trying to think of the most negative things i could). having met plenty of africans i don`t really have any thing in mind when i meet them now apart from the way they speak.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Hollywood stereotypes everyone. Seen any positive depictions of English people recently? It`s pretty much all silly snobs, urbane psychopaths or ranting loonies (depending on which English accent is used).
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    ShweeTooth Male 18-29
    33 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    (We are evan on dah faseebuuk!) yeah, i know. you keep trying to scam me and steal my money.. black non-nice individual.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    I was waiting for a Joseph Kony plug.
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    stonker Male 40-49
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    April 30, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    @Angilion But also top scientist founders of super hero schools, young wizards in training, slightly inept secret agents, violent secret agents that are licenced to kill, alien princesses who can kick your butt etc etc
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    rnwood Male 18-29
    168 posts
    April 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    Smiling and staying calm are stupid.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2012 at 8:57 pm
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    toqr Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    "Smiling and staying calm are stupid."

    You`ll find, that`s sometiong we ALL can agree on...
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    May 1, 2012 at 2:39 am
    It`s the Jamaican blacks you have to watch out for, aint it?
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    May 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    I aggree.. smiling and being calm suck butt.
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    Kalon Male 13-17
    369 posts
    May 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    I didnt even know that was a stereotype. I thought most africans lived in 3rd world or urbanizing areas working blue collar jobs and enjoying football, much like the rest of the world. Thanks for teaching me a new way to think like a racist.
    Seriously, people are going too far with these antistereotype campaigns. Future generations could never know stereotypes if you just stoped with all these hardcore ads. Youre taking it too far.
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    MrAtari Male 40-49
    1566 posts
    May 2, 2012 at 6:42 am
    and after recording this video they went back to their machineguns

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