"Stereotypes are not based in fact but instead make you blind to the facts.
In effect black people become a canvas on which white people paint their fears and self-serving lies.
So stereotypes often become this strange mirror of white people:
Whites got rich off of black slave labour. So blacks are pictured as not wanting to work hard, as being a drain on society.
White men raped black slave women in such huge numbers that Black Americans are now 15% white. So black men are pictured as dangerous rapists.
White men use to kill blacks without fear of the law. So black men are seen as violent and dangerous without fear of the law.
Whites repeatedly broke their treaties with American Indians, so now “Indian giver” means someone who takes back what he promised." -Abagond
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