Stereotype and Prejudice

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------------------------------------------------- Associate Program Material 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 | White people do not have rhythm | All Asians are geniuses | African Americans love Kool-aid and are thugs | Sexual Orientation | Men are better…show more content…
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. What can be done to prevent prejudice from occurring? Educational programs, have intergroup contact, corporations/businesses have diversity training programs, and mass media. We can reach out for medical/therapy programs. We can also help with improving social conditions of oppressed groups. We can work on being more opened minded with learning others culture and ideas and stop being so hard headed and
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