Pike and Strong

Both Pike’s Wild People in Wild Lands and Strong’s The Anglo Saxons and the World’s Future elaborate on the use of stereotypes throughout history and in works to demoralize people and things we don’t understand. Both articles look at this aspect from the perspective of Anglo-Saxon’s and how their poor views of Latin Americans has perverted historical views on them as a whole. This can be seen through out the entirety of Strong’s article as his piece reads as homage to Anglo-Saxons and everything they’ve done while simultaneously backhanding Latin Americans and their struggles. Pike’s article helps to serve as a blueprint for where scholars like Strong draw their inspiration and beliefs from. At the end of the day both are summaries of how historical and cultural views of the silent minority can be tainted and smeared because of the use and enforcement of stereotypes due to a lack of awareness.