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Should We Respond To Stereotypes: Fact Or Fiction?

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I moved into a quiet neighborhood in Orlando, Florida on January 24, 2008. I was a college student working part time at a local Target. I kept to myself and tried to make a little money and have good grades. I didn’t really know anyone, and no one really knew me unless I either worked or went to school with them. One day in early March, I was working on my yard and a little girl tossed her ball into my yard by accident. She ran over and grabbed it. As she ran off, I noticed how happy she was to just be playing with a ball, something that anyone else would take for granted. She looked happy and so excited.
A few months later, on July 15, 2008, a little girl named Caylee was reported missing (CNN). I didn’t know much about it. I went to work and heard people talking about the situation. They said that the little girl had been last seen on June 16, 2008 (CNN). Many people wondered why no one reported her missing until a whole month later. I also heard people talking about how the little girl lived with her grandparents until her and her mother moved out on June 9, 2008 (Boedecker). That statement really worried me. It worried me that maybe she wasn’t just missing that. Maybe she had been wasn’t taken or was dead.
When I got home that evening, I rushed to the living room to turn on the TV and watch
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The trial lasted two months. In those two months, there were hundreds of lies and tears in the courtroom (Noland). Through the whole court case, I could see that Casey couldn’t maintain one lie. She would replace with another (Helling). People didn’t really know what to believe when she spoke (Cloud). Casey was found guilty on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement authorities and was sentenced to four years in jail (Biography Editors) (CNN). Casey only served three years and one day because of a cancellation of one of the charges (Biography
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