Why I Don’t Care About Apu, but I Probably Should

Stereotypes are nothing new, but that doesn’t make them OK. They essentially paint caricatures of an entire group of people that’s meant to be an accurate, if hyperbolic, representation of that group. At best, they’re a fun way to poke fun at your friends who are presumably in on the joke with you. At worst, they can be used to justify warped perceptions of people, minimizing a complex individual down to a few pointed characterizations. Read More…