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Transcript of Stereotypes
Stereotype: A widely held but fixed oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
Select a minimum of three pieces of toilet paper, instructions will be told after wards.
Prejudice: A preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
We are from the Diversity Leadership group hosted by Harmony Movement
The Bus Game
You are on the GO Bus, going home from the mall. You look around to find a seat, who will you sit with?
A person with more than one piercing and tattoo
We are here to talk about the different types of stereotypes and the effects it has on other people.
We are trying to change the way people look at each other and not instantly judge by the appearance.
We want to shift people's perspective on stereotypes.
For the next week try to go to five strangers or some people new to you in your classes, and sit beside them, complement them and try to learn about them!
Harmony movement is Ontario's leading program of education programs promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.
What certain stereotypes can you find in this commercial?
A person with a drug addiction
Although actor Robert Downey Jr. first tried drugs at the young age of six, it wasn’t until 1996 that he faced his first drug-related arrest, leading him to a three-year probation as well as mandatory drug testing and assessment.
Robert Downey Jr.
On October 2, 1978, Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.43 lb) of cocaine. He subsequently pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges, and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years rather than a possible life imprisonment.
A basketball player
Ellen DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress. She has her own talk-show named after herself. She has won thirteen Emmys and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts. In 1997, DeGeneres came out as a lesbian and her mother was initially shocked when she figured out but has been a great supporter towards her and other LGBTQ individuals. She is now married to australian-american actress and model Portia de Rossi since 2008.
Anderson was born in Edmonton, AB and grew up in Fergus, ON. Like many Canadian kids, he enjoyed playing ice hockey and other sports. In 1989, at the age of 9, he was struck by a drunk driver and lost both of his legs below the knee. He discovered wheelchair basketball in 1990 and his natural athletic ability and tenacity quickly transferred over to the basketball court.
1) A person with more than one piercing and tattoo
2) An actor
3) A person with a drug addiction
4) A lesbian
5) A basketball player
6) A boxer
Rihanna is a recording artist, singer, actress and fashion designer. Rihanna is known for consistently reinventing her style and image, most notably since her third album "Good Girl Gone Bad". Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including six Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Awards, and two BRIT Awards. She has sold over 30 million albums and 120 million singles worldwide, which makes her one of the best-selling artists of all time. Rihanna has had 19 tattoos done that all have meaning to her. She also has about 7 piercings done.
Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, (born 1 March 1983), also known as MC Mary Kom, Magnificent Mary or simply Mary Kom, is an Indian boxer belonging to Kom tribal community of north-eastern state of Manipur. She is a five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. She is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning the bronze medal.
Perspective: A particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Our interactive and innovative programs confront prejudice in our society and teach the value of embracing and respecting differences.
Discrimination: Unfair treatment on an individual or a group of individuals based on prejudice
Examples can include the following and are usually based of gender, culture and race:
Women are weaker than men
All African Americans are athletic
All Arabs and Muslims are terrorists
All Asians are smart, esp. in Math
All blondes are dumb
SAY YOUR NAME!
Why did you decide to sit beside that person?
Why did you not sit with anyone else?
What did that person seem to be to you at first?
Did you think of any stereotypes or ideas in your head as you decided to sit beside that person?
How did it make you feel when you found out who it could be?
What have you learned from this activity?
Questions to Activity.
Stand up! When you say your name do a pose!
Thank You for your time.
What the media portrays girls to be vs what they really are