African-American stereotypes

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon May 28 13:43:04 UTC 2007

A complementary folk assumption: Dogs are racist (as regards human beings). A perfectly well-mannered dog belonging to polite white folks will bark ferociously at a black person. And those pit bulls, rotweilers, and dobermen (pl.?) stereotypically beloved of young black males relish attacking innocent white people.


>> >Darla Wells asked:
>> >
>> >"I am looking for the source of the generalization about African-Americans being afraid of dogs . . . .

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