Essay On Negative Stereotypes

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Imagine being in a group of people that has been categorized and judged because a couple people decided to ruin the self-image of the group by using negative stereotypes to affect the way the group is portrayed. A stereotype is a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular group or thing. Stereotypes have been around for a long time and have continued to grow and evolve into this generation. Stereotypes are based on a truth but are usually exaggerated. The exaggeration of a truth leads it to become a stereotype and ends up leading to the social categorization of a group of individuals. People in the military have suffered from stereotypes by groups of people. Whether it be personality, appearance or even their grades in high school, just to name a few, people in the military have been through a lot of categorizing. These people die for many and save the nation from enemies, so it's time for citizens of this country to stop paying soldiers back by stereotyping them and actually know the truth behind the people in the military. Truths, stereotypes, and misconceptions are three very similar words that people get confused on due to the close…show more content…
Prejudice and discrimination are totally different words from stereotypes, misconceptions, and truths. Being a prejudice is having a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Its involves attitude towards a group of people but it has nothing to do with categorizing the group. Discrimination is having unjust treatment towards different categories of people or things due to their age, race, or sex. Discrimination involves a certain behavior towards a group of individuals due to the beliefs of the person. All five of the words can sound closely related but have completely different meanings. Stereotypes, misconceptions, and truths are not the same as prejudice or
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