Stereotypes of Jamaicans

A Rastafari man in a rasta cap at a port of Jamaica's Black River

Jamaica is an island in the Caribbean Sea, located 90 miles south of Cuba, and 100 miles southwest of Haiti. Several common stereotypes about Jamaican people exist.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Marijuana[edit]

Marijuana is a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a recreational drug and as medicine. Cannabis is locally known as weed, and internationally Jamaica, its reggae music, and cannabis consumption play a prominent role in Jamaica's public image.[9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Batson-Savage, Tanya (1 July 2010). "Through the Eyes of Hollywood: Reading Representations of Jamaicans in American Cinema". Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism. 14 (2 (32)): 42–55. doi:10.1215/07990537-2010-004. Retrieved 8 April 2019 – via read.dukeupress.edu.
  2. ^ "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  3. ^ "German media riffs on 'Jamaica coalition' – but not everyone is laughing". South China Morning Post. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2019.
  4. ^ Richardson, Hannah (21 October 2011). "Black pupils 'failing on purpose'". Retrieved 8 April 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  5. ^ "`Death` Marked By Stereotypes". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  6. ^ Lopez, Qiuana; Hinrichs, Lars (1 June 2017). ""C'mon, Get Happy": The Commodification of Linguistic Stereotypes in a Volkswagen Super Bowl Commercial". Journal of English Linguistics. 45 (2): 130–156. doi:10.1177/0075424217702106. Retrieved 8 April 2019 – via SAGE Journals.
  7. ^ Richardson, Bonham C. (16 January 1992). "The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992: A Regional Geography". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 9 April 2019 – via Google Books.
  8. ^ Romain, Gemma (7 September 2017). "Race, Sexuality and Identity in Britain and Jamaica: The Biography of Patrick Nelson, 1916-1963". Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved 9 April 2019 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ Michael Veal (15 August 2013). Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. Wesleyan University Press. pp. 33–. ISBN 978-0-8195-7442-8.
  10. ^ "'Dope n dreads' stereotypes as Germany mulls 'Jamaica' coalition". France 24. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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