Consequences Of Stereotyping Among Minority Groups

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Negative Consequences of Stereotyping Among Minority Adolescent Groups
The adolescence is the period where adolescents experience rapid physical and mental growth. The establishment of an identity in the society is an important concept to adolescents during this period. When a person or a group of people judge about a person or another group of people based on the real or imagined characteristics, it is known as stereotyping (Khan, Benda, and Stagnaro 2012). The adolescents’ minority groups are considered as the adolescents that belong to an under-represented population of racial and ethnic groups which have limited access to many benefits such as health care and education than the majority groups of the society (Office of Adolescent Health 2016). When dealing with the rapid changing, the minority groups of adolescents could face many issues that affect them than the majority in the society. When representing the minority groups as an adolescent leads to consequences such as being bullied, stereotyped by the majority, drug addiction, delinquency, and etc. (Office of Adolescent Health 2016). The mental and physical health of an adolescent is important to develop a productive human being. When facing the challenges of stereotyping the adolescents who represent the minority groups will go through negative psychological and physiological consequences that affect their lives.
Representing a diverse culture can be considered as a key factor that will lead to activate the

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