Stereotypes In Our Society

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Stereotypes are images or ideas that are put on a particular type of person. You can not live with them and you can not live without them. Almost everyone can be stereotyped in ways that may be correct or incorrect. There are many stereotypes such as boys are not as smart as girls, Mexicans are lazy and came to America illegally, or African Americans dominate professional sports. At one point, we were all stereotyped but the important thing is how we deal with these stereotypes when they was on us. Stereotypes are a big problem in our society. Stereotypes puts labels on how a person should act or live dependent of their gender, race, and other facts. This could affect people who like different things or doing different activities, but…show more content…
So some negative effects are self-injury, poor performance in different activities and even health problems. According to the article "Long-term effects of stereotypes," Rick Nauert shows how people can be affected by stereotypes. Michael Inzlicht, who led the research said "People are more likely to be aggressive after they were victims of stereotypical judgment. They are more likely to have a lack of self-control. They have trouble making good rational decisions. Similarly, they are more likely to over-indulge in the wrong foods for health…show more content…
This is a big problem in our multicultural society. Moreover, stereotypes can create problems in children. These problems can affect in many ways. We can see the negative effects in several areas such as academic area. Stereotypes also create confusion in children because they are growing up with the idea that they should be a way because the company think it's ideal. All children need to appreciate other people for who they are, not what they seem. Also it is important to respect others regardless of their religion, race, culture, personality and more. It is important to know these values because we as children are the future of this company. Finally, instead of focusing on all the errors of each type of people we need to start paying more attention to how a person is unique. Stereotyping causes people to feel lonely and even depressed. It is also dangerous to their environment and their social life. We must keep the stereotypes out of the picture, even if sometimes we can be victims ourselves. Stop judging others before connaitres
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