Where did some of these associations/stereotypes come from?
Just a random list of things I wondered about:
- Why were apples given to teachers? (is it from the old rhyme “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and you’d hope your teacher would never get sick?)
-Also, in addition to that, why are worms usually depicted as coming out of the apple?
-Why are cops mocked as always lounging around in a donut store? (mostly in cartoons and such)
-Why were Asians given the slur “yellow”? Why that color?
-Why are witches always depicted with brooms? Where did the association of brooms and witches come from?
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