Negative Stereotypes Behind Bad & Ugly Gossip: Racial, Ethnic, & National Identities

See the first post in this series for an introduction to bad and ugly gossip, the negative stereotypes behind bad and ugly gossip, and which group of men gossips the most, meaning this group of men gossips more than any group of women.

If you use negative stereotypes about people who are different from you, you are inviting everyone who hears you to use negative stereotypes about you. Below are some of the negative stereotypes other people could use about you.

My collection of stereotypes comes from books, magazines, newspapers, movies, television shows, radio programs, news shows, conversations, etc.

Be sure to read the Point to Ponder at the end of this post.

I add stereotype examples as I come across them.

African

noisy

produce kitchen odors

African-American/Black/Negro

violent criminals

ignorant

lazy

dirty

quick tempered

emotionally submissive

superstitious

hostile

dirty

on welfare or jobless

unintelligent

negative personality

mean

corrupt

ignorant

stupid

ostentatious

“African-American” suggests to many people

more concern for one group than for society

less persuasive ability

not as likable

tend to complain about small things

Liberals often feel excluded by the African-American label, feeling it focuses

attention on the label rather than on larger issues

American

intrusive

forward

pushy

stingy

selfish

hoarders

aggressive

materialistic

mercenary

crazy

governed by buffoons

arrogant

self-indulgent

hypocritical

unwilling or unable to engage in dialogue with other cultures

Arabic

aggressive

Asian

cunning

slant eye

gook

chink

Kung-Fu fighters

Belgian

egotistical

unhelpful

unscientifically minded

inefficient

Canadian

would be living in igloos without America

Chinese

superstitious

sly

Cuban

bring exotic diseases to the United States

Dutch

negative

egoistical

dominant

less intelligent

lacking individualism

English

aggressive

egoistical

unfriendly

unhelpful

snobbish

cold

French

rude

egoistical

aggressive

dominance

German

unempathic

dominant

aggressive

Gypsy

thieves

dishonest

spies

incendiaries

suspicious

school dropouts

mentally handicapped

retarded

worthless

not human

inhuman behavior

should be killed

wanderers

disliked by God

pagans

heathens

Haitian

undesirable blacks

peasants

uneducated

unskilled

poor

wild

weird

bring exotic diseases to the United States

Hispanic/Latino

greasy

lazy

Immigrant

dangerous

dirty

threatening

criminal

dishonest

complainers

aggressive

violent

lazy

noisy

involved in crime

ruin neighborhoods

don’t want to work

take our houses

take our jobs

abuse social security and welfare systems

cause problems at school

have a different mentality

cause dirtiness

cause urban decay

should be sent back

have too many children

treat women badly

Iraqi

refugees

criminals

representatives of Saddam Hussein

Irish

pugnacious

quick tempered

extremely nationalistic

stupid

improvident

sloppy drunks

Italian

not intelligent

unreliable

aggressive

dominant

unscientific

clannish

Mafia

emotional

quick-tempered

impulsive

Japanese

sneaky

sly

Jews

aggressive

materialistic

mercenary

grasping

kikes

Native American

“Good” Native Americans

friendly

courteous

hospitable

handsomeness

stamina

endurance

modest

noble

dignified

brave

tender

proud

independent

innocent

child-like

“Bad” Native Americans

naked

lecherous

vanity

polygamous

promiscuous

warring

vengeful

brutal

lazy

impracticality

thieving

treacherous

conjurers

barbarous

low intellect

cruel

drunken

cowardly outlaws

inhuman fiends

improvident

filthy surroundings

inadequate cooking

repulsive diet

enslaved squaws

culturally deprived

Native Americans on reservations

degraded

scorned

degenerate

poverty-stricken

outcasts from own race

drunkards

Pakistani

poor

Polish

stupid

racist

bigoted

Turkish

cruel

treacherous

WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant)

cold

insensitive

White

corrupt

greedy

competitive

arrogant

prejudiced

mean

Point to Ponder

Did you notice that both African-Americans/Blacks/Negroes and Whites are stereotyped as mean and corrupt?

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Paula M. Kramer
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