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01:45:30 PM Dec 16th 2013
Just wondering... should this page be sorted similarly to how National Stereotyping Tropes is?
02:50:51 PM Feb 2nd 2013
edited by Caswin
According to various points on here, whites are traditionally portrayed as "better" than everyone else, Arabs are Acceptable Targets even on TV Tropes and almost always depicted as brutal terrorists (while the end of the paragraph mentions the trend of offering in a Muslim good guy when the villain is Arabic), and the most that a male Asian hero can ever count on romantically, in so many words, is a comment about the size of his penis.

That's just a few examples, but parts of this page sound less like the media that's actually out there... and more like stereotypical descriptions of stereotypical depictions, as opposed to realistic trends in the media. Exaggerating the problems won't lead anywhere good. Thoughts?

EDIT: Or does this page's usage of present tense cover things that used to be much more common? That would actually explain a lot.
12:26:50 PM Mar 28th 2011
Why is this page so America-centric?
12:35:08 PM Mar 28th 2011
Add information about race relations/depiction of race in other countries' media. It's American centered because mostly Americans are contributing.
11:54:17 PM Oct 1st 2010
Is there a trope relating to blacks only being shown in entertainer roles or serving roles in clubs? I noticed that was the case in this Batman vid clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAFP0IoMfsA and I figured it had to be a trope cause it really happened and surely has happened much in media
12:25:33 PM Mar 28th 2011
edited by Future
Don't think there's a trope about black club bouncers. I suppose it would go under Scary Black Man.
04:31:40 PM Sep 17th 2010
Is Jewish a race? It's an ethnic-religion.
12:29:59 PM Mar 28th 2011
edited by MatthewTheRaven
There's not much of a difference between race and ethnicity (which Jewishness is semi-distinct from Judaism as a religion), at least not a quantifiable one. The idea of Jewishness is just as much a cultural construct as Blackness and Whiteness, so there's no reason to split hairs.
01:46:55 AM Jun 16th 2010
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Some of these don't belong here. "German", "French", and "Russian" aren't races. They're nationalities.
04:17:28 PM Apr 2nd 2010
Do the Jewish really count? It's a religion not a race.
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