The "Weed Smoking Hippy" Stereotype
Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've posted anything on this site, I've just sort of been lurking around for a while now. Well anyway, I've got something to talk about.So I'll start out by saying that ever since middle school, literally everyone who has ever met me has assumed that I smoke pot. I suppose it's just my personality, and that I give off that sort of vibe. However, my sister's were pretty big dope smokers. And with me being the little one, anyone who knew them of course assumed I smoked as well. Well it's never really interested me, and to this day I have yet to smoke, not even once. So pretty much I've been living my entire life (I'm almost 19 now so arguably not that long lol) with everyone I ever meet, thinking that I smoke. And I mean... It's not hurtful or anything, it's just a little annoying ya know? And now with having dreads, this whole thing has been amplified by at least 10 times. I'm about 8-9 months in, and I'm loving it. I love the look on peoples faces when I say "No, I've actually never smoked before." :PSo in one of my college courses, we're writing a paper about stereotypes and I really want to do something with this idea. However the teacher doesn't want it to be a personal essay about myself, but rather how the stereotype has been seen in forms of media. Like a t.v show, movie, or book or something. I'm wondering if anyone has any similar experiences or ideas of where I can start with this. For example the bus driver in the Simpsons is look upon as being a dope smoking hippy (but doesn't have dreads) so I'm trying to think of more things like that.
updated by @david-breza: 02/14/15 07:44:42AM