Social class in the United States Though most Americans today identify themselves as middle classAmerican society and its culture are considerably more fragmented.
The Influence of Racism By Hannah Miles Figure 1 Images created in times of war reveal the tensions and fears ignited by the conflicts between nations. Its purpose was to embody the entire Japanese nation as a ruthless and animalistic enemy that needed to be defeated.
This image represents a clash between two nations at war and illustrates the biased perceptions that developed as a result. By dehumanizing the Japanese and instilling fear in the minds of Americans, WWII propaganda posters prompted cultural and racial hatred that led to massive historical consequences for the Japanese.
Forms of propaganda have permeated society for centuries and have evolved to become a common tool of warfare. In other words, propaganda is used to influence people psychologically in order to alter social perceptions.
One strategy used to accomplish this was fear tactic. When viewing the image, the thick lines and dark colors combine to create an ominous tone. The stark white of the teeth and eyes on both faces highlights their extremely emotional expressions: The large, looming position of the soldier adds to his intimidation, while the inferior position of the woman emphasizes her helplessness.
The knife is pointed menacingly at the woman, indicating murderous intent. These features combine to instill fear and anger in the minds of Americans. The peach skin color of the woman is a typical depiction of a Caucasian American, while yellow is the color stereotypically assigned to people of Asian descent.
Other differentiations of the soldier include slanted eyes and a face that resembles an animal. The slanted eyes illustrate another Asian stereotype, and the monkey-like face depicts the Japanese as animalistic monsters.
The woman, on the other hand, has an ideal American appearance.
She has attractive facial features and shows no hints of animalism. The American audience, young and old alike, could relate to her familiar facial features and human-like appearance. On the other hand, the subhuman depiction of the Japanese detached any human relation between the two races.
Figure 2 Analysis of a supplemental WWII poster further proves the influence of propaganda in spreading racial stereotypes. In this particular poster, he is brandishing a bloody knife, which supports the aforementioned portrayal of the Japanese as dangerous murderers.
The pointed ears and sharp fangs also add to the menace of the character and transform him into an animal-like creature. Again, fear tactics are supplemented by exaggerated racial stereotypes. Squinted eyes and enlarged buckteeth illustrate generalized physical attributes of the Japanese.Obviously, technology has had a profound impact on what it means to be social.
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