Racial Stereotypes In The Movie 'The Dictator'

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The first movie that came to mind was The Dictator. Yes, it was a comical movie, but I do not believe that making fun of terrorism is a wise idea. Technically, General Aladeen hails from the country of Wadiya in north Africa.However, he is portrayed as being someone descended from the middle-east. This movie is filled with racial stereotypes not just from the middle-east but Asia as well. Among the many obscene quotes, a few of them stood out among the rest. When talking to a pregnant woman he says, "Are you having a boy or an abortion?" Not only does this not sit well with those that are pro-life, it also pokes fun at the fact that more female infants are killed each year in China and India compared to the number of females born in the United

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