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I think that the major stereotype that continues today is that African Americans do not want to work hard to get ahead. This is a stereotype that has been around at least since the days of slavery. It was around 20 years ago and it's still around (among some people) today.
Crime statistics don't help to reduce anti-black sentiments. Black males make up more than 35% of America's prison population--nearly three times the population of African Americans (12.6%) in the United States.
I think some of the anti-sentiments are still present today as they were 20 years ago. One example is laziness---I don't think it is true--but I do think some older generations think this way. I wish we could progress as a nation and do away with all the stereotypes. I remain hopeful that we will....one day.
Of course those sentiments are still around. Even with having a highly accomplished, brilliant black president, many others still choose to view blacks as lazy or incompetent. There are many accomplished blacks, but people get used to believing the stereotypes because it's comfortable for them.
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