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.
Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:
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? I think the positive aspect of sterotypes is to treat everyone as if they are equal and have the same opportunities as everyone else each person should be given a fighting chance so to speak and the only way that will happen is if we treat each other as if we ar all equal and that we all are the same. Now some people are good at playing basketball or soccer while others are good at singing or writing the important part is to reward equally and to give credit to each person for their unique qualities.
What are the negative aspects of stereotypes? I think the aspect of negative stereo types would be to think about it for me would be in the aspect of a classroom there are mixed races of studnets whites, blacks, aisans & Hispanics. But there is also boys and girls. When I was in school I always felt like the boys were treated as if they were the smarter sex. They always got the perks like being student aids or getting the opportunity to have that extra help in math or English. But then there was the aspect of students that spoke another language and were getting better treatment because they didn’t’ understand the English language, or there were students that treated the other studens as if they were beneth them because they were black or aisin. I went to school in southern California and for the most part the schools even then were full of different races. But it was the blacks and Hispanics that seemed to treat the white folk as if they were beneth them and I remember having a lot of issues with that. I was raised to treat each person equally and with respect. I remember being slapped a few times by big black girls for whatever reason. Probably because I was white I do remember being called sterotype names by these races it wasn’t fair the treatment they gave but I do remember putting the ball back into there court one day when this group of girls were threateinging me and I went to my high school counseler and complained. It was then pulled into the front office where a meeting was called and the parents of these girls were called in and my parents were called into the office it all ended up being something that was worked out. But when my son’s when to school it was completely different if that were to have happened the next day it would have been worse bullying treatment the next day. I feel like this starts in the homes of our children and that these kids learn this type of racism from their older siblings and parents.
Answer each question in 50 to 150 words related to those stereotypes. Provide citations for all the sources you use.
Define stereotypes and prejudice.
Stereotype is usually a generalization of a group of people: ie: Black people like to eat fried chicken or watermelon, or Hispanics eat a lot of tortillas. Typically it comes from a degree of prejudice thought and