Labor Stereotypes as seen on Television
Many people often begin to believe certain stereotypes about Latinos based on characters and images that are seen on television. This is what often causes Latinos to be negatively stereotyped when it comes to discussing latinos in the workplace. Many people report seeing Latinos in negative roles such as maids, gardeners, criminals, or school dropouts. This chart shows the various stereotypes of latinos as seen on television[].
When many people see latino gardeners, people assume that they are mexican. With so many different sub-categories in the Latino community, no person can claim that all gardeners are Mexican. Many may be El Salvadorian, Guatemalan, etc. This image of the gardener is just one of the many labor stereotypes placed upon latinos, or specifically Mexicans.