Black Lives Matter Stereotypes Essay

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A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. When I witness a stereotype, I am expecting that somebody is making fun of a certain group, whether it be categorized by race, gender, religion, and many other topics, but that is not all of the ways stereotypes are displayed today. I have experienced stereotypes, whether it is though social media, school, or home, manipulating the way I view certain groups of people. In the news and social media, there is a display of stereotyping with the “Black Lives Matter” movement. This movement is fighting against the stereotype, saying that black people are criminals, which is not entirely true. When watching the news, I have witnessed …show more content…
Throughout history, women have earned many rights to be equal with men. Before that began, women were known for staying home and being a good wife. They did not have a job, as their job was to keep their husband happy by making him food, cleaning the house, taking care of the kids, and many other things. The husband did all of the hard work for the family, and the women were looked at as weak and unintelligent. Although women have begun to earn their rights, there are still the men that stereotype women in that way, wanting them to stay at home and take care of the family. Laws have been passed to put a stop to this stereotype, but the stereotype will still be connected to women. I have witnessed stereotypes being said in school, home, and social media, displaying the variations of each stereotype in each group. These stereotypes, based on race, religion, gender, and other things, have changed the way I look at both the people saying them, and also the people that are being discriminated against. These oversimplified images of particular of a particular type of person or thing have affected me as well as others around me, and they stick to these groups