Don Miguel Ruiz once said, “Let’s stop believing that our differences make us superior or inferior to one another” and that statement couldn’t be truer. For quite some time our society uses stereotype in order to rank a person position of importance. For example, someone who is pretty with over a thousand Instagram followers with no actual goals is seemingly more important than someone who is average looking too busy studying for the SATs to take selfies.
Fourteen years ago, America suffered a major tragedy. On September eleventh two thousand and one, commercial airliners were hijacked and sent through the offices of the World Trade Center, as well as a path towards the White House, but failed and caused mass destruction at the Pentagon instead. Lives were lost, but were not forgotten as the former towers that had once dominated the New York skyline, are now memorials for those who went to early due to one's animosity towards the United States.
On a daily bases people make excuses for everything. Everything meaning our actions and the things that we say. Common things that we make excuse for deal with sexist, racist, and heterosexist comments. Sexist is classified as saying that one sex is better than the other. An example of this is someone calling a male or female something that they are not. I do not like this because we are all humans and deserve to be respected and not called something that is degrading. We all know that racist is downgrading one race compared to another. An example of this is, saying that all black people are loud and ghetto. We all act the same but some people do certain things different from others. That’s just there way of living. I do not think that just because one person acts one way the whole race does also. Heterosexist is defined as heterosexuality is better than all other expressions. An example of this would be talking about how a guy dresses and calling him gay. I do not agree with this as well because it is good to stand out and be your own person not matter how others see you.
Despite race, religion, ethnicity, marriage, disability, political view, gender, or culture, an American isn't defined by these stereotypes. Although the United States is far from perfect, there's plenty of marvelous aspects that compose us to weave into unity more than other parts of the world. Before, in history, our founding fathers have given us the constitution to live in additional freedom. Albeit our nation has faults just like others, I'm proud to revel in its democracy.
One of the many things people discriminate against is age. Someone may claim that if a person is too young, they cannot help in the church. People may also say that older people can’t do anything because they are too impotent. Even in schools, High Schoolers may not want to help out anyone younger than them because it is deemed “not cool.” We should help elementary students, our elders, and high schoolers or young adults.
In today's world there are many prejudices towards society's standards and it affects people negatively especially women. Being attractive can get you anywhere. Having good looks and a nice body gets you places most of the time. It is harsh but it is the truth. A social experiment has actually found that to be true.
The article I found on the website http://www.marketingteacher.com/the-six-living-generations-in-america/) states, “Millennials were raised in a digital environment and prefer to retrieve most of their information from the internet.” I am a member of Generation Y, and I agree with this statement. My generation likes to receive information in real time. I believe that there lies some truth in all stereotypes. My generation has a totally different mindset than our parents did. My parents are Baby Boomers and they placed heavy emphasis on education and working a job for thirty years. In today’s society, that way of thinking is not the best formula for success because the world has changed. My grandparents were from the GI/Mature
I would have to say one thing that really pisses me off is how judgmental people are in todays world and how it creates so many different social classes . Not all, but some people like to act like they are psychics. They think they can tell who you are and what kind person you are ,what kind person you have been,and, what kind of person you're going to be just by passing you in the hallway. They can tell all this without even saying a single word to you. For example I was held back in the eighth grade because I failed my math class with flying colors so my parents thought it best that I hopefully mature and grow up a little before I got to high school. In doing, I left my comfort zone I had been with my class since I started their
I believe in being brave; I force myself everyday to step out of the box that society constantly builds around me. Growing up I was not encouraged to feel important or that I could achieve greatestness. Society and my own traditional culture created a set of ideas in me that held me from believing in myself. Over time I have realized that it is ultimately up to me to break the cycle and break way from the stereotypes. A woman’s voice matters whether as a professional or as a mother. In order to survive as a women in the 21st century, the unspoken laws must be broken, ours goals should be set higher, and we must not underestimate our will and power.
The importance of becoming aware of your own biases and stereotypes as prepare for a career in the health care field is that as an individual you become more understanding and open minded towards the general need of a population and the need of others that might have grew up differently. This understanding of the differences and the ability of asking the right questions depending on the interaction will result a better observation when it comes to health care field, especially when it comes to determining a condition or finding a treatment for a patient. For example, as was told on the YouTube video “Overcoming Cultural Stereotypes” that African American men have a dangerous reaction that is similar to a stroke if they take Beta Blockers,
¨No sports, no jeans, you have to cross your legs.¨ This is what women have to do to be accepted by today's world on how they should act. Women have a harder time living up to modern day stereotypes because, they should always be ladylike and they have to act like a lady to get a man.
Muslims are terrorist, Asians are smart. These are examples of stereotypes. Society still needs to learn to respect the humanity of all people. Putting people in groups like religion, body types, our jobs, and country in origin makes people think that our society doesn’t matter. In order to change our society with no bad stereotypes, reading these article will help change our ways in society.
All born into the world, living our lives all differently, we are all born to be ourselves not the same cookie cut out. Over the years, I have notice the major shift in the society norms for the people of the ages of 12 and up. Watching as the girls wear the same basic clothes or makeup and the boys dress in their tan pants or their floppy hair styles. I have conclude that the actions that are taken place, have been pushed among my fellow classmates by society. To fit in you wear a certain clothes, you interact with one another a certain way, and you even talk in a certain diction. Not saying I haven’t played my part into this game of acceptance, my guilty hands have purposely grabbed certain clothes in hopes to catch the popularity attention, even when I find the clothing not to express the person I am in any shape or form. Losing yourself to the crave of acceptance is the saddest truth during the recovery of realization.
There is a spectrum presented here. The films in this class that we have seen gradually became more and more vulgar, more and more obscene and it was our job as film students to decide what that inherently meant. I spoke in the beginning of this paper about the goals and responsibility of us film makers. Michael Brooks lists these responsibilities as: “Knowing Your Message, Challenging Stereotypes, Fairness in Documentary, Providing Context and Reason, and lastly Being True to Your Vision.” (Brooks) All of these questions I asked myself when watching these films. Were they challenging stereotypes? Were they providing context and reason behind the choices made? In my opinion, the answer is not clear.
Many people believe that all Hispanic people in America are illegal but that is not true nearly 75% of them are perfectly legal and have the right to live in America(Wang). People get stereotyped everyday, and they should not have to worry about this. Stereotypes are labels that are unfairly placed on people, and they affect all of us.