Being African American Stereotypes

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Factors can exist in in the perceiver, the target, or the situation. For example, when you look at your target, your interpretation of what you see is influenced by your personal characteristics (Book pg.153). Things that are important to you matter in these situations and the context in which perceptions are interpreted have an impact. I also believe that stereotypes play a factor in this as well. Being African American, I know many of times I have experienced situations where on the job that sly remarks have been made or actions have been displayed towards me. I can recall a time when I went into the break room to have lunch and some of coworkers joked and asked “What are you eating for today? Chicken?” While they laughed and joked amongst
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