Due to the natural tendency for humans to categorize, stereotyping has lead to strong prejudices and racism across America.
Weir, K. (2017, October). What’s at the root of racial stereotyping? Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/10/stereotyping
Studies have shown that black Americans with more Afrocentric features, like as darker skin, coarser curlier hair and bigger lips, are more often perceived more negatively and more stereotypically than those with less Afrocentric features—even by members of their own racial group (Personality and Social Psychology Review, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2004).”If you bring it up in an interracial context, it can challenge majority [white] people’s idea that the world is a fair place. It upsets the status quo,” he says. “As a result, black people who bring up the idea often experience backlash. There’s this idea they are ‘playing the race card.” Because of all the negatives about stereotyping people often find themselves defending themselves when people challenge who they really are.
Zawisza, M. (2020, June 11). The terrifying power of stereotypes – and how to deal with them. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://theconversation.com/the-terrifying-power-of-stereotypes-and-how-to-deal-with-them-101904
Stereotyping has lots of negative effects on people of all cultures, races, sexual identity and age. There is a really high chance that heard these stereotypes because these are hard to avoid from a day to day basis. The simple solution would be just to avoid these negative thoughts but since it’s our human tendency to categorize almost anything this can be hard to disregard. “False beliefs about our abilities easily turn into a voice of self doubt in our heads that can be hard to ignore.”
Daisy GrewalNov. 26, 2., Paul BiermanJan. 21, 2., Saman RazaviJan. 7, 2., Elisabeth PainMar. 21, 2., & Leah H. Somerville, J. (2017, December 11). Reducing the impact of negative stereotypes on the careers of minority and women scientists. Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2010/11/reducing-impact-negative-stereotypes-careers-minority-and-women-scientists#:~:text=Stereotypes%20also%20reduce%20the%20self,about%20his%20or%20her%20group
My paper is mainly focused on the impacts and developments of stereotyping and how that leads to racism and bad images for other races. Stereotypes are a huge part of social science because it impacts the mentality, self esteem and self image for lot’s of people, especially women. This article is focused on ways we can reduce these negative effect of stereotyping by keeping an open mind and trying to understand other peoples point of view. Of Course the world would be an easier place without this negativity but we can only try to get there one step at a time.
What are the causes of stereotypes? (2019, July 11). Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://blogs.hope.edu/getting-race-right/our-context-where-we-are/the-history-we-inhaled/what-are-the-causes-of-stereotypes/
There are many factor that go into stereotyping which eventually leads to racism and other negatives ideas. Just simply knowing about different social groups often leads to stereotyping. Just the way humans tend to remember things seem to have labels on them to help us remember why it was significant in the first place. Of course there is the Illusory factor of how media and movies depict certain identities as an example or a joke, joking about these stereotypes is obviously not meant to be taken seriously but they leave a lasting impression on the viewer.
Overcoming racial STEREOTYPES // University Counseling Center // University of Notre Dame. (n.d.). Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://ucc.nd.edu/self-help/multicultural-awareness/overcoming-stereotypes/
On the most basic level , it’s just human nature to categorize people. It’s the humans way of making a complex world much easier to comprehend without more thought. “Racial stereotypes are automatic and exaggerated mental pictures that we hold about all members of a particular racial group”. When people are stereotyped off of race most of the time we take into account any thoughts that don’t line up with what seems to be correct on these stereotypes about other racial group, again to make a complex world not so complex.
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I feel that my research paper is going pretty well right now. The reason I chose this topic is because it’s something that I’m passionate about and I have lot’s of ideas I can write the issue is that I just need the research to back it up. But I believe these sources are a great push for me to establish my thesis and make it sound legit.