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Response to Movie "Ethnic Notions" The movie 'Ethnic Notions' describes different methods by which African-Americans were presented throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It presents and traces the growth of the rooted stereotypes which have established bias towards African-Americans. This documentary film is narrated to take the spectator back into the antebellum roots of African American stereotypical names such as boy, girl, auntie, uncle, Sprinkling Sambo, Mammy Yams, both the Salt and Pepper Shakers, etc.. It does this by presenting us with numerous dehumanized characters and cartons constituting African-Americans as carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, savage Brutes, along with wide-eyed Pickaninnies. The following representations of African-Americans roll across the display in popular tunes, children's rhymes, family artifacts and ads. These numerous ways to depict the African ? American society through hundreds of decades rooted stereotypes in the American society. I believe that a lot of them still predominate in the contemporary society, even decades after the civil rights movement happened. The film observes and examines the origins and consequences of more than one-hundred years of bigotry on the ex-slaved society in the U.S. Although so many years have passed since the conclusion of slavery, emancipation, reconstruction along with the civil rights movement, a number of the alternative terms prejudiced still engraved in the U.S society. When I see these pictures on the movie screen, it's still hard, actually f.. .