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05-May-2015 20:08

This 1984 Universal Pictures film has 86 percent approval rating by critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

The 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film “Sixteen Candles,” which drew box office sales three times its budget and received mostly positive critical acclaim, portrays the quirky Asian Long Duk Dong who has a fascination with white girls who find him unattractive.

This post is long overdue (two years after I returned from Singapore) but I want to share my findings with you.

Three major stereotypes – that have come into being in history and have since been reinforced by popular culture – inform the perceptions of beauty in Western culture today, says The first stereotype is that black men are aggressive and hyper-masculine – “walking penises” – and Asian women are the perfect wives – docile, submissive, obedient, shy and waiting to be saved, Sharma says.

If you think of Asian men or black women as less attractive than other races, it is because of you, not because of them, Sharma says.

Since the day you were born, different influences on your mind – the bedtime stories your Mom read, the cartoons you saw as kid, the school you went to and the wallpaper on your computer – have come together to create a cohesive image of the world.

“This is not a matter of brainwashing,” Sharma says.

“It’s how people make sense of their position in society.” Stereotyping puts people in categories and helps us explain a complex world with oversimplification.



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