Stereotypes at School

599 Words Feb 24th, 2018 2 Pages
Shankar Vedantam is a profound author and scientist for the NPR. The author of the passage “How a Self-Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down Performance” Shankar Vedantam believes that by reminding a certain race of people about their race before a test they will score lower than if not reminded. Shankar’s purpose in revealing this information is to erase the imagery of stereotypes when testing. He adopts a different tone when the article moves on by going from a factual article to a more opinionated one. The intended audience is for people who stereotype because he is trying to convince them to try not to do it to any other people.

Mrs. Roberts gave us a piece of 2 sided paper, and on the paper were boxes which we answered questions in. The questions we all about how the 2 people I talked to and where they heard the stereotypes, how they were formed, and how they dealt with their own races or sexes stereotypes. Both of the people I asked were in our class, and outside our class. The data we received from interviewing the people were put into the boxes on the paper we were given. We looked at the data after it was all put together and put it next to other stereotypes.

Our class has done some research on the topic of stereotypes in our school. We have interviewed 165 students about the topic of stereotyping 79% of the people we interviewed were in 9th grade the rest were evenly spread out between 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. Only 42% of our participants were female…

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