Topics include major events, persons, and issues spanning the period from the African heritage to contemporary times. Students survey the evolution of African American expressive culture in music, literature, film, art, and dance. The course includes lectures, discussions, and video presentations.
Stereotypes having to do with people of specific nationalities. Some of them are a little bit Truth in Television certain others more sodue to having some basis in reality. But remember, nations are not Planets Of Hats.
If anything, the true face of the country in question is often either not as expected or entirely different. Not all foreigners necessarily speak with a heavy accent, as many films and TV series seem to indicate.
The continent itself calls images of Darkest Africa with jungles, savanna, diamond mines, undiscovered civilizations or creatures, elephants, giraffes, okapis, gorillas, chimpanzees, baboons, meerkats, makis, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, lions, leopards, cheetahs, panthers, hyenas, jackals, ostriches, crocodiles, pythons, green and black mambas, tortoises, geckos, chameleons, antelopes, wildebeest, gazelles, water buffaloes, wart hogs, vultures, mosquitoes, flesh eating plants, etc.
Usually whenever people visit Africa they almost trip over all these omnipresent animals, which they invariably always encounter at a dangerous moment. Luckily, they can always escape by swinging on suprisingly strong vines.
Africa is generally assumed to be an entire continent full of black people. Apparently all the Coloreds, Indians, Asians, and all the rest of them have vanished overnight.
As a result, East and Northeast African phenotypes in particular are extremely rare in depictions of black Africans.
That North Africa has none of these things is usually forgotten. In reality Christianity and especially Islam are the largest religions on the continent. Out-of-date, racist images of Africa that crop up a lot in old novels particularly, have their roots in colonial times Ancient Africa.
Black Africans are depicted as primitive, childlike, superstitious people who still worship idols, believe in witchcraft and voodoo and live in huts. They defend themselves with spears and shields. White colonists can easily trick them by selling them worthless junk in exchange for valuable items or scare them with modern technology.
Pygmy tribes are usually small, pathetic little dwarfs who are depicted as if they are actually children. Black African tribes are often portrayed as if they are cannibals.
They will catch the Bold Explorer and carry him along with his arms and legs tied to a pole. After arriving in their village they will put him in a large black cauldron for supper.
When they escape they will Chased by Angry Natives. Other stereotypical images are the woman with a lip plate in her mouth or a man with a bone sticking through his nose. Note this type of neck ornament is also common in Burma with women from the Kayan tribe, but is generally associated with Africa.
When they cross a lake by pirogue they will be singing in unison while paddling. Sometimes there actually is a white person living in the African woods. He or she is usually Raised by Wolves, apes or just Going Native.
If its a woman she will be a Jungle Princess dressed in a Fur Bikini. They will rule over the jungle animals and even the local black tribes, who in comparison will still be more primitive than our Mighty Whitey Nature Hero.
More modern stereotypical images of black Africans are the starving little child and the mother with multiple starving kids with flies swarming all over them, probably in some sort of refugee camp or hospital.
All Africans speak Pidgin English in popular fiction or talk in sentences like: They take their time to do things and prefer sitting down under a palm tree. Especially the men are seen as a Lazy Husband who just sit there will their wives do all the work.
Most utilities found in the continent are very primitive and out-of-date. Black Africans are often portrayed as being too stupid or lazy to make something better or more useful out of them.
Of course, not all Western countries really bother to provide them with better and more modern stuff anyway. A bit Truth in Television is that several African countries are, in fact, not always that aware of modern Western society.
AIDS, Ebola, malaria, yellow fever,… Africa has a reputation for brutal and often crazy dictators who oppress and massacre their own citizens by the score.
They will ususally be kept in power by Western governments to support their own benefits in the countries. They will exploit young boys into becoming child soldiers and excess in gruesome murder, torture and rape crimes.
This trope is usually thought of as applying specifically to sub-Saharan Africa except for South Africa. This often leads to cries of ignorance and prejudice in fan-forums.
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