Stereotyping becomes a negative component when it is used to develop prejudice and discrimination. Prejudice is defined by Merriam-Webster as ‘an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics; an adverse judgment, opinion, or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge’. These are preconceived
The protected characteristics include: age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sex. Examples of direct discrimination include dismissing someone because of a protected characteristic, deciding not to employ them, refusing them training, denying them a promotion, or giving them adverse terms and conditions all because of a protected characteristic If people are being picked on or being treatment less favourably than 4\ another person this is being discriminated against. Discrimination in any way is not acceptable behaviour. People may be discriminated because of their colour, race, age, gender and many other factors. They are different types of discrimination such as covert and overt discrimination, infringing people of their rights, abusing power of an individual and bullying.
In today’s media, there are many racist people out there who categories certain people solely based on the color of their skin, religion, ethnic background, abilities, or even disabilities. Because of the existence of different classes, such as upper-class, middle class, and lower class, people tend to be treated in several ways, such as job opportunities, attitude towards someone different from oneself, and those who do not have the same opportunities as someone else due to the lack of access to education, not a lot of money, or even disability and social status. Not only does racism affect those who happen to be African-American, Hispanic, or Caucasian, but it also affects the way that one is perceived and the set values that one is “supposed”
Stereotyping is the mistaken
Gender prejudice, also known as sexism, refers to prejudice or discrimination based on sex and/or gender, as well as conditions or attitudes that foster stereotypes of social roles based on gender. For instance, gender prejudice appears when Jem and Dill would not let Scout
In this society, many judgements are made about people from different backgrounds. This causes many problems between people of other races. Racism can be shown in multiple ways such as by using overt and covert racism. In the two stories “The Stolen Party” by Liliana Hecker and “So What Are You, Anyway?” by Lawrence Hill, there are many examples of racist stereotypes.
These stereotypes are generalization relating to the diversity of a individuals identity which may be translated into destructive and oppressive behaviors and attitudes due to race or ethnicicty,for example women being paranoid and keeping her belongings to herself at the sight of a black man. Although oppression on an individual can affect self-esteem and mental health, it is oppression on an institutional level that poses a threat as it can lead to difficulty in the access of education, health care and legal system. Baines provide a definition of oppression, “oppression takes place when a person acts or a policy is enacted unjustly against an individual or group... depriving people of … basic human rights.” The undermining of oppressive attitudes such as racism within society is critical to the level of access of health resources to those disadvantaged groups, especially in regard to indigenous children. Iindigenous children suffer immensely from oppression, as they are born into a world where they are systematically disadvantages due to the poor quality of life of their parents led as a result of unemployment, inadequate housing, education etc.
Misconceptions are usually formed from having stereotypes. Everybody has a stereotype that is associated with them, whether they like it or not. Male probation officers is a group that is misunderstood to society. They have multiple stereotypes and misconceptions that are associated with them; theses associations are made up by the offenders or individuals in general. Individuals need a better understanding of male probation officers because not all of them are intimidating.
The discrimination in the jail system has come in many ways including race, gender, and religion discrimination. This has been shown by the fact that “history teaches that sometimes individuals are treated differently because of the racial, ethnic, or gender group to which they belong.”