Stereotyping In Public Opinion

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While Lilly Ann was walking down the hallway, people shouted at her and called her a giant. This is an example of a stereotype or a generalized untrue statement and this is not the only one out there. Thousands of people are stereotyped a day, if it be for religion, race, gender, or sports team. However, there is actually a deeper explanation of why we stereotype, including societal defence, to fit in, or just to drag others down.
Stereotyping actually originated as a defence of one's social position. In Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann it states “ The systems of stereotypes may be the core of our personal tradition, the defenses of our position in society¨. It goes on to give the example of Aristotle, the Grecian scholar, in the fourth century B. C., defending slavery. “He then is by nature formed a slave, who is fitted to become the chattel of another person, and on that account is so”, meaning that people that are slaves were meant to always be slaves. Leading back to my main point, that even back in the B. C. eras, stereotyping was used as a societal defence.
Stereotyping is used to fit in. In my old second half second grade class we had a deaf boy. Lets just call him Noah for the sake of privacy. Noah had to get held back because of his disability. Some kids would try to tell me that because he was both black
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In ´”Stereotyping Has Lasting Negative Impact¨ By April Kemick, it presents this evidence. “ Even after a person leaves a situation where they faced negative stereotypes. the effects of coping with that situation remin. People are more likely to be aggressive after they've faced prejudice in a given situation. they have trouble making good rational decisions. and they are more likely to oven indulge on unhealthy foods¨. The side effects mentioned are also symptoms of depression, which is also a bullying side effect. Thus, stereotyping is a form of bringing others
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