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Transcript of Stereotyping

What we can do as leaders to prevent stereotyping
As leaders, it is incumbent on our behalf to do as much as we can to stop stereotyping. One thing we can do is to encourage others to notice the individuating qualities of people. This is one of the best strategies which can reduce stereotyping. Once we notice what makes people unique, it weakens the sway of ethnicity and changes the whole mindset of our perspective on a certain ethnicity.
How Does It Affect People
Stereotypes can hurt people and make themselves think that they're bad or good. It makes people self harm and in extreme cases to kill themselves. It can affect people physcologically and make them believe in something that theyre not. In general it can just affect the way they go on living their life

-They’re all good at dancing
- Uneducated.
- Good at basketball (athletic)
- Have been to jail multiple times
- Grow up with a single parent or no parent at all
- Are very religious
- Are always late or tardy
- They loved fried chicken
- Loud & aggressive
- Have big lips

How did stereotyping begin?
It is believed that stereotyping actually first became an issue when African American slaves were first brought to America. It originated in the White man's characterizations of plantation slaves and free blacks during 1830-1890. Their perspective on blacks took such a firm hold on the American imagination that audiences expected any person with dark skin, no matter what their background, to conform to many different stereotypes.
What is Stereotyping?
By: Odette Muñoz, Dollya Kidd & Yasmin Hoque
A stereotype is simply a widely held belief that an individual is a member of a certain group based on characteristics. Due to the process of over generalization within social perception, stereotyping leads to a great deal of inaccuracy in social perception.
Sex, race, age, sexual orientation, religion and physical ability are various categories which exist in stereotyping. The most prevalent and controversial forms are sex and race.
Some sociologists study the effects of the idea of "race" on human behavior. They also explore the impact of ethnicity. An ethnic group is a distinctive group of people within a country. Members share a cultural heritage. Ethnicity can be the basis for feelings of pride and solidarity. But, like race, it can also be the basis for prejudice and discrimination.

The word prejudice comes from the word pre-judge. We pre-judge when we have an opinion about a person because of a group to which that individual belongs. A prejudice has the following characteristics.
It is based on real or imagined differences between groups.
It attaches values to those differences in ways that benefit the dominant group at the expense of minorities.
It is generalized to all members of a target group.
Many of these stereotypes are a result of media coverage and a lack of research on the part of individuals. Ignorance can only be cured through a pursuit of knowledge and until people begin to pursue facts, they will have closed minds and never know the true beauty of other culture and beliefs.
-They know karate
-They are good at math.
-They excel at some kind of instrument -- usually violin, piano, clarinet, flute.
-They don't drive well.
-They have very strict parents (regarding school mostly).
-They mainly eat rice.
-They are anti-social sometimes.
-They get straight A's and straight A+'s all through school and college all through their lives without nothing never ever less than an A+ and an A on their report cards.
-People think that most asians are Chinese
-They love to abuse animals

Stereotype Quiz
1. What is the definition of stereotyping?
A) a widely held belief that an individual is a member of a certain group based on characteristics
B) expressing feeling for others
C) spreading ideas of ones culture and beliefs
D) connections of different ethnicities and simmilarities
How can it be prevented?
There is no actual way to stop stereotyping because its going to happen regardless. What we can do to BEGIN to control and hopefully stop it is by opening up kids to new cultures and teach them not to judge people. Many people go for first impressions and never get to know the person for what he/she really is. We have to educate people on how different religions work and how people are different but that doesnt make them any less of a person.
What Schools Can Do To Help

2. How can Stereotyping be stopped or prevented?
A) By telling people to make new friends
B) By traveling around the world to learn about different things
C) By teaching people to stop being so judgemental and get to know people
D) By writing a letter to Obama to tell him to do something
3. Why do people feel the need to have stereotypes?
A) It gives them a sense of satisfaction
B) To simplify the social world
C) Its what we do and its human nature
D) All of the above
5. What are some of your stereotype stories that you would like to share?
Short Answer
Schools can do many things to help. For example there will always be a teacher you trust that can hear you out. You can reach out for them for help and ask them for advice. They can also have classes maybe clubs we can do where people get to know each other and not be judged. Have a place where we can be open about everything and feel comfortable with ourselves.
Why Do People Do It
4. Which ethnic group is it believed that stereotyping started with?

1. African Americans
2. Caucasians

6) What are your thoughts or opinions on stereotyping and how do you feel about it?
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