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  1. The Looney Toons Golden Collection DVDs have a disclaimer at the beginning given by Whoopi Goldberg explaining that the cartoons are a product of their time and contain ethnic stereotypes that have not been censored because editing them would be the same as denying the stereotypes ever existed

  2. 18th Century stereotype of the "lazy southerner" was caused by widespread hookworm infections, which caused poor southerners to be lethargic, malnourished, stunted, and mentally retarded.

  3. The stereotypical anchor tattoo indicated a sailor had crossed the Atlantic.

  4. Cartoon Network banned an episode of Cow and Chicken called "Buffalo Gals" which allegedly implied lesbian stereotypes including the Gals being mistaken for men and the line "Oh! the Buffalo Gals, a motorcycle riding gang that randomly breaks into people's homes and chews on their carpets."

  5. Sessue Hayakawa, a Japanese actor who started in the silent era and became one of the first Hollywood sex symbols. He also created his own production company to fight Asian stereotypes, was nominated for an Oscar, became part of the French resistance in WWII and was a Zen master

  6. Higher intelligence is linked with higher rates of mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, causing the "mad scientist" stereotype to have ground in reality.

  7. Speedy Gonzales was banned by Cartoon Network for being an offensive stereotype, only to be returned after mass protest by the hispanic-american community.

  8. One of the first things free blacks could grow, eat, and sell were watermelons. It became a symbol of freedom that was corrupted into a negative stereotype by southern whites and still persists today.

  9. Cliché comes from the sound made when plates with commonly used words or phrases were fitted into a printing press. These plates were called stereotypes.

  10. The name Scotch Tape comes from a racial stereotype that Scottish people are cheap. When a painter was testing the product, he complained that the makers were “Scotch” with the amount adhesive on the tape.

Data charts about Stereotyping

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How to Stereotype Pokemon: Stat Distributions by Type

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What are some fun facts about stereotyping?

Arnold Schwarzenegger used to participate in orgies with other bodybuilders in the 70's as "having chicks around is the kind of thing that breaks up the intense training .. afterward you go back to the serious stuff." He was antihomophobic, claiming that gays and bodybuilders faced stereotyping.

The Canadian $100 banknote featured an Asian woman on the back using a microscope. People complained that it was stereotyping Asians as being good at technology. She was replaced with a Caucasian woman, and then more people complained that Caucasians were being favored.

Bruce Banner's name was changed to David Banner in The Incredible Hulk, because Bruce was considered a stereotypically gay name.

Watermelon became a stereotype for black people because free black slaves grew and ate it, and it became a symbol of their freedom.

Only 115 of the 800,000 reported "missing children" in the US is the result of a “stereotypical kidnapping". Most kidnappings in the US are by family members, often as a result of a custody dispute. Children are 20x more likely to be killed by a family member then by a stranger.

Muzzammil Hassan, the founder of a TV network designed to combat negative stereotypes of Muslims, beheaded his wife because she filed for divorce

The Canadian $100 banknote featured an Asian woman on the back using a microscope. People complained that it was stereotyping Asians as being good at technology. She was replaced with a Caucasian woman, and then more people complained that Caucasians were being favoured.

Vin Diesel wrote and directed a short film about auditioning for different roles in movies that chides the film industry for perpetuating racial and ethnic stereotypes. This propelled him into his Hollywood career.

Despite the stereotype of a very short life, with proper care, an average Goldfish can live up to 10 years as pets, and over 25 years in the wild. The longest recorded lifespan for a Goldfish was 43 years.

The Talmud (Jewish book of Rabbinical debate) is a best seller in South Korea. South Koreans endorse the stereotype of Jews being successful in education and business so they started studying the Talmud as a means of acquiring Jewish success.

Chinese during the Great Depression embraced stereotypes by adding fake opium dens to Chinatowns along with other Chinese sterotypes in order to bring in Tourist and money - fact check

Cartoon Network banned an episode of Cow and Chicken called "Buffalo Gals" which allegedly implied lesbian stereotypes including the Gals being mistaken for men and the line "Oh! the Buffalo Gals, a motorcycle riding gang that randomly breaks into people's homes and chews on their carpets."

In 1993, The Barbie Liberation Organization challenged gender stereotypes by switching the voice boxes of hundreds of Barbie and G.I. Joe dolls and 'reverse shoplifting' them back into stores. Barbies would yell, "Eat lead, Cobra!" while G.I. Joes would ask, "Want to go shopping?".

Despite stereotypes about Japanese salarymen, Americans now work more hours on average than Japanese

About Hookworms. Parasites that run rampant in the southern US that cause lethargy, intense brain fog, and a distended belly. This is where the stereotype of a “dumb, lazy, potbellied southerner” comes from.

Baby male monkeys prefer to play with trucks and baby female monkeys prefer to play with dolls, indicating a biological predisposition towards these gender stereotypes

Henry Rogers and Ron Smyth of the University of Toronto investigated gay lisp, a stereotypical manner of speech associated with English-speaking gay men. In 62% of their cases, listeners correctly identified gay speakers.

A study discovered when Christian students were reminded of the "religion and science don't mix" stereotype, their intuitive reasoning dropped while Christian students who weren't reminded of that stereotype performed as well as non-Christians.

Hookworms infested up to 40% of the population in the South after the civil war...symptoms stymied development for decades and bred stereotypes of lazy, moronic Southerners.

The 'Scotch' in Scotch Tape is a pejorative, and originally referred to a stereotypical stingy Scotchman.

Stereotype accuracy is one of the largest relationships in all of social psychology. Stereotypes are more valid than most social psychological hypotheses. - fact check

There is a toothpaste named Black Man toothpaste that is sold by Colgate in asian countries. The name refers to stereotypically black males white teeth. In 1989 it held a 75% market share in Taiwan and is still sold today.

The Censored Eleven are eleven Looney Tunes and Merrie Nelodies cartoons banned since 1968 because the use of ethnic stereotypes were deemed too offensive and no amount of editing could ever make them acceptable. Warner Bros. announced an uncensored release in 2010 but it was never released.

NBA players do not tend to come from poverty. Contrary to stereotype, "Growing up in a wealthier neighborhood is a major, positive predictor of reaching the N.B.A." Black NBA players are about 30% less likely to have an unwed or teenage mother.

Cliché is an onomatopoeia of the noise made by a printing press when something is printed over and over again, or in other words "Stereotyped"

Stereotyping infographics

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When 21 Stereotypical Nerds (Male) were asked what body part they'd use to strangle someone to death, the majority of them (45%) said they would use their thighs.