Ethnic stereotype
An ethnic stereotype
A stereotype is a popular belief about specific social groups or types of individuals. The concepts of "stereotype" and "prejudice" are often confused with many other different meanings...

is a generalized representation of an ethnic group
Ethnic group
An ethnic group is a group of people whose members identify with each other, through a common heritage, often consisting of a common language, a common culture and/or an ideology that stresses common ancestry or endogamy...

, composed of what are thought to be typical characteristics of members of the group.

Ethnic stereotypes are commonly portrayed in ethnic joke
Ethnic joke
An ethnic joke is a humorous remark relating to an ethnic, racial or cultural group, often referring to a stereotype of the group in question for its punchline....


Ethnic stereotypes

  • African Americans
  • Argentines
    Stereotypes of Argentines
    Stereotypes of Argentines are generalizations or stereotypes about Argentines. Stereotypes associated with Argentines vary from country to country depending on the prevalent stereotype in each culture.-Anti-Argentine sentiment in Latin America:...

  • East Asians
  • Japanese
    Anti-Japanese sentiment
    Anti-Japanese sentiment involves hatred, grievance, distrust, dehumanization, intimidation, fear, hostility, and/or general dislike of the Japanese people and Japanese diaspora as ethnic or national group, Japan, Japanese culture, and/or anything Japanese. Sometimes the terms Japanophobia and...

  • Hispanics and Latinos
  • Native Americans
  • South Asians
    Stereotypes of South Asians
    Stereotypes of South Asians are oversimplified ethnic stereotypes of South Asian people, and are found in many Western societies. Stereotypes of South Asians have been collectively internalized by societies, and are manifested by a society's media, literature, theatre and other creative expressions...

  • Russians
    Russophobia refers to a diverse spectrum of prejudices, dislikes or fears of Russia, Russians, or Russian culture. Its opposite is Russophilia....

  • West and Central Asians
    Western stereotypes of West and Central Asians
    Western Stereotypes of Central and Western Asians are oversimplified generalisations against people from or with ancestry in Central Asia and Western Asia .Common stereotypes have become more prevalent in Western countries especially after 9/11...

  • Arabs
    Stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims
    Stereotypes of Arabs and Muslims have been presented in various forms by the mass media in Western culture and American culture. Stereotypical representations of Arabs are often manifested in a society's media, literature, theater and other creative expressions...

  • Jews
    Stereotypes of Jews
    Stereotypes of Jews are generalizations or stereotypes about Jews. Jewish people have been stereotyped for over two millennia throughout Europe and the Western hemisphere as scapegoats for a multitude of societal problems. Antisemitism continued throughout the centuries and reached a climax in the...

  • Persians
    Anti-Iranian sentiment
    Anti-Iranian sentiment is feelings and expression of hostility, hatred, discrimination, or prejudice towards Iran and its culture, and towards persons based on their association with Iran and Iranian culture...

  • White people
    Stereotypes of white people
    Stereotypes of white people are essentialist oversimplifications about the character and behaviour of white people.-Positive stereotypes:Though most ethnic stereotypes are negative, different racial groups also hold some positive stereotypes of white people...

  • Irish
  • Italians
    Anti-Italianism is a hostility toward Italian people utilizing stereotypes about them, such as the idea that the Italians are tolerant of violence, political corruption, Italy's former alliance with Nazi Germany and criminal groups such as the Mafia...

  • Polish people
  • French people
  • Chileans
    Anti-Chilean sentiment
    Anti-Chilean sentiment refers to a diverse spectrum of prejudices, dislikes or fears of Chile, Chileans, or Chilean culture. Anti-Chilean sentiment is most prevalent among Chile's neighbors; Argentina, Bolivia and Peru particularly in the latter two, who lost the War of the Pacific in the 19th...

See also

  • Cross-race effect
    Cross-race effect
    Cross-race effect is the tendency for people of one race to have difficulty recognizing and processing faces and facial expressions of members of a race or ethnic group other than their own....

  • Mores
    Mores, in sociology, are any given society's particular norms, virtues, or values. The word mores is a plurale tantum term borrowed from Latin, which has been used in the English language since the 1890s....

  • Racism
    Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination. In the modern English language, the term "racism" is used predominantly as a pejorative epithet. It is applied especially to the practice or advocacy of racial discrimination of a pernicious nature...

  • Stereotype
    A stereotype is a popular belief about specific social groups or types of individuals. The concepts of "stereotype" and "prejudice" are often confused with many other different meanings...

  • List of ethnic slurs
  • List of archetypal names
  • Niggas vs. Black People
    Niggas vs. Black People
    "Niggas vs. Black People" is the title of one of Chris Rock's most famous and most controversial bits. This bit, which appeared as track 12 on his 1997 album, Roll With the New, as well as his 1996 HBO special, Bring the Pain, is widely considered to be the breakthrough routine that established...

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