The Positive And Negative Stereotypes Of African Americans

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Almost every culture or race has a stereotype, including American Indians, non-Indians, Jewish people, Blacks, and among others. Stereotypes and myths are formed by the mass media, our peers, or reputations passed on by parents. Any time you are grouping races or individuals together and make a judgment about them without knowing them, is an example of making a stereotype. A stereotype is based on prior assumptions; we all use stereotypes, all the time without knowing. Both positive stereotypes and negative stereotypes are limiting an individual. If we rely solely on stereotypes, we may overlook the good, or bad, qualities of an individual that is typically included in the generalization. Recently in my own experience, of having
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