Video: Real African Men vs. Hollywood Stereotypes

By  · Published on April 26th, 2012

Okay, so admittedly, Hollywood movies have the ability/inclination to skew our visions of different ethnic groups. For years after seeing Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I was convinced that all Germans swam in giant rivers of cocoa. After living here, I can confirm that it’s not true at all. Giant rivers of Pilsner are a different story.

However, a group that’s definitely been given the cartoon treatment is African men.

These young gentlemen have made a very funny video to challenge the stereotype that Hollywood has created:

It links back to MAMA Hope, which you should check it. A clever way to use movies for a good cause.

Hat tip to sometimes-contributor James Kopecky for sending this along.

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