I like that you mentioned the effect of race with European settlers and indigenous people and the myths and stereotypes that come with race. This is such an interesting topic because much of the USA's history with race has strong associations with stereotypes that were used to keep a group of people oppressed.
Based upon the lecture it is now my opinion that race is an ideology and should not be considered a physical fact. As presented in the lecture, just because someone appears to be black, does not mean they should be classified as solely “black.” The example given about Barack Obama having a white birth mother and black birth father, and yet he is classified as black. I am curious to know if Obama himself classifies himself as black, or if this is something the public classifies him as. I think most people consider race as a physical fact but should not. An example being when someone appears to be Asian, but in reality they could be a mixture of different ethnicities. Many stereotypes are based upon physical facts, rather than the actual knowledge
There are numerous assumptions and stereotypes people fabricate about WIC participants. Some of these assumptions and stereotypes are that people on the WIC program abuse the system by being dependent on the system and not using government assistance programs as they were originally intended when it was created in 1972. Additionally, other assumptions are that the majority of minorities or people of color are using these government agencies. I believe the writer of this case study used this assumption when writing it because she made a point to give the readers the illusion that Mrs. Ortiz is of Hispanic origin. Another assumption that I perceived from this case study is the use of the name Rebecca obviously the author is trying to refer
Stereotyping leads to prejudice. If I am walking in a park and I see a group of people walking towards me (lets say all are white males) and they are dressed up and look very nice. I do not panic, now another group is walking towards me and now this group is all men (African Americans) and they are dressed and conduct themselves just the same as the first group, but I panicked with this group. Why because I stereotyped the second group and if I was prejudice no matter how they dressed or acted I would be afraid of them because they are black. I judge them based on skin color and not on individuality.
In all honesty, every single part of Santa Clara’s vision appeals to me. A strong belief of mine that has been solidified through the communities I have joined this year is that being uneducated leads to division. One of the communities is ALLY/APANO, who are individuals, mostly students, who unite to fight against the social injustice in the world. We do so through protest and campaigns that is aimed to educate the public, if we can eliminate the stereotypes placed upon each other and make others understand, this would unite us. One of the biggest accomplishment made is that ethnic studies are now being implemented and added to Portland Public Schools curriculum, one step closer to the big picture of unity. Another fun fact I’ve learned through
We need to help students cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that strengthens our community. Through Culture Club, we promoted an environment in which students from diverse backgrounds would feel more comfortable expressing themselves, despite living in a world where racial and ethnic stereotypes greatly influence the media. Each meeting we assigned a student to bring a recipe from his or culture to share with the other members. While making food, we were able to share our cultures, and simultaneously experience other people’s culture as
Dehumanization is caused by stereotypes, differences such as ethnicity or beliefs, and misunderstanding information. Stereotypes are normally attributes that most or all people in a group are believed to have, that can divide cultures and people. Differences between people can cause stereotypes to be made, such as how Africans tend to perform poorly in school compared to children of other races. Some people will take that information and begin to spread the idea that all Africans are academically challenged, which is dehumanization. Also, misunderstanding can play a big part in dehumanization. If a person noticed something strange that someone else did or said, without understanding what was going on, they might incorrectly process that information and end up spreading rumors or falsely believing in something they shouldn’t.
Culture in the workplace can be a barrier that obstructs the good communication between people with different backgrounds. The main challenge that people face is language. This is because it is a very complex thing, and misuse of one word can change the meaning of the message. Also, hostile stereotypes can affect communication because the stereotypes only create a barrier of characteristics towards other people that prevents to have a good interaction. Behavior differences is also an obstacle to communication, this is because the cultures have guidelines of what is considered appropriate for their society. On the other hand, the demonstration of emotions is also considered a challenge, because what for some cultures is appropriate for others
Social science distinguishes between prejudice and stereotyping: Stereotypes involve learned generalizations about 'typical' characteristics of members of the groups. Prejudice, on the other hand, is evaluative in origin and usually comes from felt negative conditions experienced, or 'perceived', in connection with an alien group (e.g., Hoyland & Sears, 1940). The two, therefore, although similar in consequence are utterly distinct: one is cognitive in origin, whilst the other is evaluative . Unfortunately, the similarity between 'prejudice' and 'stereotyping' causes many leading social researchers to confound the two (e.g. Brown, 2010).
Yang represents the stereotype successfully on his book or not. On the one hand, some argue that he go a little off from his main point from his book. From this perspective, many people found the book that it is not good enough to read. On the other hand, however, others insist that Yang did a great job on representing stereotypes, which makes his book very powerful and interesting to read. In the words of one of this view’s proponents, “I had heard about stereotypes, but never really fully understood them. This book has taught me to at least get a little grasp on the pain and hurt that stereotypes can really cause.” (Printz p.g 11). According to this view, many people really got the meaning of stereotypes by reading American Born Chines. In sum, then, the issue is whether Yang represents the stereotypes well enough in his book or not. My own view is that Yang successfully stated stereotypes in his book that made it a powerful book. After, all, I have chosen to identify as a college student at Winona State University. Though I concede that Yang could ended his book differently to make it more interesting, but I still maintain that he stated the stereotype successfully because he made it clear enough to the reader to see the stereotypes from the text and images and using three different stories in the same book.
When I was in school our teacher once showed us a drawing of a rabbit, so I thought. Staring at the picture a little bit longer, the rabbit transformed itself into a duck. Some of my classmates were only able to see the rabbit others could only see the duck. This very illusion was used by American psychologist Joseph Jastrow to point out that perception is not just a product of the stimulus, but also of mental activity. Studies of illusions and ambiguous images have shown that the brain’s perceptual systems actively and pre-consciously attempt to make sense of their input. If I had never seen a rabbit before I may have only been able to see the duck. Only through my own experience I could see both animals. The images were switching constantly
Stereotypes and expectations. Studies and extensive research have found that gender differences between male and female mediators influence the attitude clients to have towards negotiations, their behaviors, and the outcomes they receive (Thomas, Thomas & Schaubhut, 2008). Various reasons for gender differences stem from the phrase coined by psychologist and sexologist John Money, “gender roles” (Money & Ehrnhardt, 1972). This phrase, according to Money (1972) encompasses not only one’s gender but also their status in society, as well as physical and behavioural differences. Today, this phrase is used as a way to identify one’s characteristics through social and cultural beliefs, as defined by the behaviour of men and women.
Nowadays, young people tend to take the norms seriously. They care greatly about how someone is dressed. I personally think the norms have affected people on how they think. What I mean is that, they started to judge people by the norms. If someone is not dressed in certain ways or are behaving in different ways than they think, then that person will be judged. "Many norms are assumed, not written down" (pg. 38). I totally agree with this. No one need to feel pressure to follow the norms.
Previous researchers who studied stereotyping had simply asked people to record their feelings about minority groups and had used their answers as an index of their attitudes. Present psychologists understand that these conscious answers are only half the story. The fact of how progressive a person seems to be on the surface bears little or no relation to how prejudiced he or she is on an unconscious level. Jack Dovidio, Ph.D., of Colgate University said, “twenty years ago, researchers hypothesized that there were people who said they were not prejudiced but who really did have unconscious negative stereotypes and beliefs” (Paul, 1998).