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Stereotypes in the World

  • Date Submitted: 04/14/2014 10:29 PM
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“Stereotypes in the world”
Thesis Statement
The world would be a better place to live without the various stereotypes in our society.

“Stereotypes in the world”
Recently over the past decades television shows have shown off a lot of stereotypes. Some shows like “Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory, and 2 Broke Girls” have shown off stereotypes threw comedy. Did you know that a stereotype is a thought that can be adopted about a specific type of person of group of people? These thoughts are sometimes made into beliefs that are not always accurate. In a way stereotyping is a kind of like judging a book by its cover. Well in this paper it will show how stereotyping is harmful, not good, and the different types of it.
In a way stereotyping is discrimination to a person or a group of people. In literature stereotypes were brought up to be clichéd or predictable to curtain characters or curtain situations. (Throughout history storytellers have drawn from stereotypical characters and situations, in order to connect the audience with new tales immediately). (Wikipedia). Because stereotypes simplify and justify social reality, they have potentially powerful effects on how people perceive and treat one another. (“Stereotype.” Wikipedia Foundation).   So for example “all African Americans like fried chicken or eat watermelon.” This is a stereotype to African Americans because not everyone eats or like those things.
Stereotyping is an often unfair and untrue belief that many people have about different people or things with a particular characteristic and plain wrong. Some of the most common stereotype that are said: (1) White people don’t have rhythm. (2)   Black people are better at basketball than white people. (3)   All Asian’s know kung-fu. It’s shown the white people dance with style and grace, that shows rhythm. It is true that the largest percentage of professional basketball players currently in the NBA is African-American, but playing basketball is a skill and...

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