Examples Of Stereotypes

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(Intro)½ page Stereotypes are usually based on overgeneralizations. Stereotypes are widely circulated oversimplifications of people groups. They are In depth Stereotypes and misconceptions are a part of our everyday life. We hear stereotypes every day and everywhere. Sometimes we can find ourselves in a situation where we make stereotypes for a large group of people. Every person, young or old, is labelled with either positive or negative stereotypes. Stereotyping is a way that we as people put a person in a group. Each group is called by name, that does not really fit to everyone in that specific group. Misconceptions are false ideas or beliefs that often root from premature assumptions, or inherited point of views. These misconceptions…show more content…
We usually use stereotypes to categorize a certain group. Stereotypes are most of the time largely or even invariably inaccurate. Some examples of stereotypes are Jocks, Preps, Nerds, Geeks, Skaters, Scene, Loners(add more from notes). On one hand, stereotypes can be an advantage. It enables us as humans to respond quickly in situations. Furthermore on the other hand, stereotypes can be a disadvantage. It makes us ignore the differences that individuals have between them. Because of this we usual think things about the person that may not be true. This is when misconceptions come in. Misconceptions are formed from stereotypes. We usually think that a certain person does certain things because they are in a stereotype. Some common misconceptions are “Books are boring. Those who read books are nerds.” or “Jocks are only muscles. They are not smart.” About men, an article written by Gretel Ehrlich is based on stereotypes about cowboys and ranchers. Stated in the article Ehrlich says that people use misconceptions about cowboys and ranchers like “Strong and Silent” and “rides away into the sun”. Ehrlich has been living in the environment with these cowboys and rancher for eight years. Ehrlich gives us an example of the ranchers that they still tip their hats and say, “Howdy, ma’am” instead of shaking hands with her. These are some situations that we would use as a misconception…show more content…
We usually use stereotypes to categorize a certain group. Stereotypes are most of the time largely or even invariably inaccurate. Some examples of stereotypes are Jocks, Preps, Nerds, Geeks, Skaters, Scene, Loners(add more from notes). On one hand, stereotypes can be an advantage. It enables us as humans to respond quickly in situations. Furthermore on the other hand, stereotypes can be a disadvantage. It makes us ignore the differences that individuals have between them. Because of this we usual think things about the person that may not be true. This is when misconceptions come in. Misconceptions are formed from stereotypes. We usually think that a certain person does certain things because they are in a stereotype. Some common misconceptions are “Books are boring. Those who read books are nerds.” or “Jocks are only muscles. They are not smart.” About men, an article written by Gretel Ehrlich is based on stereotypes about cowboys and ranchers. Stated in the article Ehrlich says that people use misconceptions about cowboys and ranchers like “Strong and Silent” and “rides away into the sun”. Ehrlich has been living in the environment with these cowboys and rancher for eight years. Ehrlich gives us an example of the ranchers that they still tip their hats and say, “Howdy, ma’am” instead of shaking hands with her. These are some situations that we would use as a misconception

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