Monday, April 21, 2014
Innocent Gesture or Gang Sign?
As we have talked about racialized masculinities in this course I thought that this was an interesting take on racial stereotypes. All men are often seen as strong, aggressive, and assertive. White men are often praised for their aggressiveness, while men of color are seen as dangerous and are feared, These men face much more than then gendered ideas of society but also the racialized ideas. They experience, what sociologist would call "intersectionality", Their different identities intersect and cause them to experience society much differently than those without those identities. If these men of color are also young, and lower-class they will see higher levels of discrimination and stereotyping. The comic is satirical but gets the point across.