Checkpoint: Stereotype and Prejudice Behaviors Essay

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Stereotypes and Prejudice Worksheet

Please complete the following exercises, remembering that you are in an academic setting and should remain unbiased, considerate, and professional when completing this worksheet.

Part I

Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:

• Race • Ethnicity • Religion • Gender • Sexual orientation • Age • Disability

|Category |Stereotype 1 |Stereotype 2 |Stereotype 3 |
|Race |Black |Asian |Latino |
|Religion |Muslims |Jews |Buddhism |
|Sexual Orientation |Gay |Lesbian |Transgender |

Part II

Answer each question in 50 to 100 words related to those stereotypes. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

What are the positive aspects of stereotypes, if any? In my personal opinion I cannot say that there are any positive aspects when stereotyping others, because the people that are being stereotyped do not like it at all. However if it was a characteristic that embraced the differences of others, was true, and the appoarch was in good deed than maybe something positive could come out of stereotyping but not now.

What are the negative aspects of stereotypes? There are many negative aspects when it comes to stereotypes because whenever you have someone shaming others for being themselves that is a negative act it self. I would have to say that racial profiling is one of the main negative things that comes from stereotyping others. Because of both in history it has been the motive for people’s death, harm, and pain, they have caused our nation and country as we know it to be at war within itself.

Part III

Answer each question in 50 to 150 words related to those stereotypes. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

Define stereotypes and prejudice. What is the difference between stereotyping and prejudice? Use examples to illustrate the differences. Prejudice is a negative attitude that rejects an entire group for example; all blacks are uneducated, on welfare, get high all the time, stand on the corner selling drugs. As for stereotyping that is when unreliable exaggerated generalizations about all members of a group that does not take individualism into account. For example