The Influence Of Stereotypes

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As stated by businesswoman Sheryl Sandberg; We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents, and interests. (Brainy Quote) A stereotype is defined as a widely held, but fixed and oversimplified image or an idea of a particular type of person or thing. Stereotyping involves making a hasty judgment about someone or something, based on their appearance. Some stereotypes include: all teenagers are rebels, if someone spends too much time reading or surfing the web, they are geeks, and all Muslim are terrorists. Stereotypes affect everyone in every aspect of their lives, even if they do not recognize…show more content…
Many of those thought process and behaviors are based on stereotypes, as it influences how human think and behave. As the phrase goes in the English justice system, guilty until proven innocent; and in the France justice system innocent until proven guilty. When a person is deciding if someone fits into a certain stereotypical group, much evidence is not required. In other words, we go with the France justice system. On the contrary, when someone is trying to get out of the stereotypical bubbles he/she need as much evidence as possible to assume that that the person does not fit under the stereotypical bubble. A real-life study conducted in New-York about how stop-and Frisk was carried by the mayor of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. “It showed that 84% of everyone stopped was either Black or Latino, well above their percentage in the city overall. But White people who were stopped were 30% more likely to have illegal drugs and 90% more likely to have a weapon.” The statistic proves that it takes a little bit for officers to decide Black or Latino citizen looks suspicious and it takes more for white person look suspicious. This also proves when someone fits under a stereotyped we think of them differently. Stereotyped also forces to behave in a certain way. In 2010, the ABC news show What Would You Do? sent two males to in a park to break the lock of a bike. The first male was a white male, and as he was breaking the…show more content…
From my personal experience, stereotypes blind human form seeing people for who they really are and through stereotypical threat affect our performance and behavior. In other word, due to stereotypes, people are misunderstood. We need to everything in our power to eliminate stereotypes and view people for who they really
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