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Define the following terms:
Term | Definition |
Stereotypes | Unreliable, exaggerated generalizations about all members of a group that do not take individual differences into account. |
Prejudice | A negative attitude toward an entire category of people, such as a racial or ethnic minority. |
Labeling theory | A person or group that is judged and associated with a group of people based on looks, beliefs, or ethnicity. |
Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:
* Sexual orientation
Category | Stereotype 1 | Stereotype 2 | Stereotype 3 |
Age | Old people cannot drive correctly | Young people are immature | Young kids are too young to understand |
Race | All black people love chicken | Asians are good with electronics | Mexicans are immigrants |
Religion | Muslims are terrorists | Jews are cheap | Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult |
Answer each question in 100 to 150 words related to those stereotypes:
* What are the positive aspects of the stereotypes, if any?
To me there are no positives to a stereotype, there all judgmental predetermined ways of labeling people before you learn anything about them. Even when you try using a stereotype in a positive aspects the majority of people you say it too or hear you say it will still find it offensive in some way. Your still judging that person based on what you think you know without having a chance to learn more about them. You may not mean to be offensive but stereotypes have such a bad reputation that even ones that sound positive are considered inappropriate these days. People have seem to have gotten less tolerant when it comes stereotypes and take them very serious whether you want them to or not.
* What are the negative aspects of...