Stereotypes In My Family

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Stereotypes are usually based on overgeneralizations. Stereotypes are widely circulated oversimplifications of people groups. They are stereotypes and misconceptions and they are a part of our everyday life. We hear stereotypes every day and everywhere. Sometimes we can find ourselves in a situation where we make stereotypes for a large group of people. Every person, young or old, is labelled with either positive or negative stereotypes. Stereotyping is a way that we, as people, put a person in a group. Each group is called by name, that does not really fit to everyone in that specific group. Misconceptions are false ideas or beliefs that often root from premature assumptions, or inherited point of views. These misconceptions exist, and will…show more content…
Most weekends you’ll find them at the Chardonnay Golf club. They are the most down to earth people you’ll ever meet. Golfing is merely a hobby to them, but upon meeting them, once people hear they enjoy going golfing they automatically assume that they are snobby. Why is that? I have golfed with them a couple of times. Upon spending time with them they are not what most people assume they are. Rich, middle aged men and women, talking about how they are doctors, and went to Yale. The case is that they are not like that at all. They do not come from a background of “old money”. Some are simple, everyday people we know and love. Another experience is that one of my closest friends who belongs to a country club. He often goes to the golf course with his cousin who plays golf at Clovis West High School. There is another side of the story. My friend does not come from a rich, snobby, wears a polo, khaki, and leather shoes lifestyle. In fact, his parents divorced which resulted in him basically losing everything. He lives with his older brother, mom, and aunt, who are both teachers at Sherman Thomas Stem Academy, in a small city called Madera, CA. He wears the same pants everyday and only has a couple shirts he likes to have on. He also wears these old and run down black Converse shoes everyday with his outfit. No polo, khaki, or leather shoes, just a simple young man. Along with that, he is one of the messiest people I know and will almost everyday wear a wrinkled shirt. Upon him being an excellent student with 4.0 GPA, he is one of the nicest people I know on this Earth. He is down to Earth. He never believes he is better than everyone. Yet, he still belongs to a country club. Now is that the picture that we usually assume the golfer to look and act

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