Marvel and DC’s Muslim Superheroes Shatter Stereotypes

From The Motley Fool

In the United States, portrayals of stereotypes in the media often shape the public’s perception of minorities. In the past, Native Americans were portrayed as savages, African Americans and Hispanics were painted as violent caricatures, and Asians were shown as unscrupulous shopkeepers with thick accents. In recent years, some of those awful stereotypes have thankfully subsided, but one stereotype remains prevalent in TV, movies, and books — the xenophobic portrayal of the terrorist Muslim extremist . . . Continue reading

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