The word “Cliché” originates from the clicking sound made when printing plates are used to create the same text over and over. The plates used in this process are also known as “stereotypes.”
John Langley, creator of the TV show “COPS”, intentionally shows more white criminals on the show than black ones, despite it being the opposite statistically. He still receives numerous complaints for portraying African Americans badly.
The stereotype of African Americans loving fried chicken dates back to the Civil War, as chickens were generally the only animals slaves could raise on their own.
A civil rights group dedicated to ending the stereotypes about Italian-Americans was led by a mafia boss.
The way some gay men speak is actually a documented phenomenon.
The term “white trash” was invented by blacks as a racial epithet against whites too poor to own slaves.