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The Impact Of Stereotypes And Stereotypes

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The Impact of Stereotypes
Stereotype:
1. A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
2. A person or thing that conforms to a widely held but oversimplified image of the class or type to which they belong.

Stereotypes are one of the most common issues, today and throughout history, that cause our nation to be divided. It has a problem inside and out of country. Stereotypes range from false guarantees to bad interpretations. According to Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior, stereotypes are, “based on real or imagined differences between groups, attaches values to those differences in ways that benefit the dominant group at the expense of minorities and is
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However, they should not be chastised for their decision.
Throughout history, there have been many experiments and works of literature showcasing the effect and various perspectives of being marginalized in society. For example, the prose essay written by Fang Gao titled, “What it means to be a ‘model minority’: voices of ethnic Koreans in Northeast China.” In this article, he explains the different opinions and struggles that Koreans have, living in China. Gao suggests that Koreans and Asians share the same racials label: portrayed as a model minority that is primed for socioeconomic advancement and academic success (qtd. in Gao 55). This stereotype has a negative effect on both the Chinese and Korean population. The stereotype of a ‘model minority’ is making it challenging for Koreans to become their own individual ethnic group in China. Thus, making them feel unrecognized and marginalized into the chinese population. For instance, some people are proud to be a Korean in China because it often implies the struggle they went through, in able to cross the border of communist North Korea and making it into China.
The Koreans accusers expect their children to become successful- in their definition, “having your head sticking out above others” or “graduating from college and holding steady, well-respected professional job” or “self-reliant and financially secure” (qtd. in Gao
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