Racial dating stereotypes
In fact, quite aside from any racist or prejudicial purposes (for which they are often associated with); stereotypes commonly are simple truths usually relating to a few folks that are generalized and applied (often incorrectly) to a whole category of people.While racial stereotyping has at times proved to be hurtful and oppressive, taken in a lighter vein, they have also proved to be the source for a good deal of parody and humor (think about such movie classics as Airplane and Blazing Saddle).
Playing basketball is a skill and not a racially imparted genetic marker.
In comparison, how many native born, non-Hispanic Americans are bilingual? The root of this stereotype seems to be grounded in the fact that many Hispanic folks continue to converse in Spanish; perhaps giving English speakers the impression that this is the only language they speak. But for anyone that has been on the receiving end of a very angry Latina, you will realize that Hispanics know the English language very, very well indeed.
This is a fairly recent stereotype that has manifested as a result of the high percentage of casinos that can be found on Native American reservations around the country.
One would suppose even positive stereotypes generate reasons to refute them.
Well one thing is for certain – the Asian guys and gals are always the doctors and scientists in the movies, so that has to mean something!