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Poverty Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction? Evidence of this use of labels can be found in the 2006 motion picture The Ron Clark Story.
Even when Clark is overcome with pneumonia, he continues to work with his class via videotaped lessons, hoping that he can raise their test scores to an acceptable level, or possibly even higher. In the end, Mr. Clark's class not only passes the state exams, but scores even higher than the school?s ?Honors? class. The Ron Clark Story is bursting with stereotypes touching upon poverty, racial tension, and inner-city education. After Clark arrives at the school he will eventually teach at, the principal introduces him to the ?Honors? class. The students in this class are portrayed as orderly and learned.
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977 on CBS and was the first television series that portrayed an independent career woman as the lead character. Her character?s name was Mary Richards and she was a young woman in her thirties who was starting over after a break-up. She lived with her boyfriend previously whom she helped through medical school until he received his degree and then left her. She moved to Minneapolis where she wanted to start a new life and make it on her own which is where the show successfully portrays a strong person determined to succeed.
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