My white peers didn't have it any easier, but that's my experience. – LDP "Why does bullying effect high achieving black and Latino students so disproportionately? "Stereotypes about black and Latino youth suggest that they perform poorly in school," Williams says. When students from those backgrounds "do not conform to these stereotypes," they end up being "especially vulnerable to the effect bullying has on grades."
In other words, high-achieving black and Latino students often are bullied by their fellow students of color for being a "sell-out" or trying to "act white." Meanwhile, racism from white students can make school doubly unwelcoming. It makes sense that minority students might see earning slightly less-stellar grades as a way to ease the pressure. If they seem less smart, they might not draw the ire of their peers."
"Namely, for white men, they have no trouble coming up with an entire history, job, role, genre, time, place, and costume. They will often identify him without prompting as 'the main character.' The only exception? 'He would play the gay guy.' For white women, they mostly do not come up with a job (even though it was specifically asked for), and they will identify her by her relationships. [...] For nonwhite men, it can be equally depressing. 'He’s in a buddy cop movie, but he’s not the main guy, he’s the partner.' 'He’d play a terrorist.' 'He’d play a drug dealer.' 'A thug.' 'A hustler.' 'Homeless guy.' One Asian actor was promoted to 'villain.'”
"For nonwhite women (grab onto something sturdy, like a big glass of strong liquor), sometimes they are 'lucky' enough to be classified as the girlfriend/love interest/mom, but I have also heard things like 'Well, she’d be in a romantic comedy, but as the friend, you know?' 'Maid.' 'Prostitute.' 'Drug addict.'”
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