Racism still exists in the media and pop culture, so as long as this image is being reinforced then people will believe it. There’s a lack of equal representation of different races and cultures in advertising and people of power. Only recently have popular TV shows started casting people of different backgrounds in non-stereotypical ways. However, there’s a lot of TV shows and movies that still promote those negative stereotypes. Even if people joke about them, eventually those jokes get misinterpreted and someone takes them literally.