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Stereotypes and Prejudice Worksheet

Please complete the following exercises, remembering that you are in an academic setting and should remain unbiased, considerate, and professional when completing this worksheet.

Part I

Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:

Race
Ethnicity
Religion
Gender
Sexual orientation
Age
Disability

|Category |Stereotype 1 |Stereotype 2 |Stereotype 3 | |Race |Africans are criminals. |White men are all abusers. |Mexicans are all gang bangers. | |Gender |Men are more powerful. |Women should not be treated equal |Men are better workers. | | | |as men. | | |Ethnicity |Africans are better in sports. |Asians are smarter. |Mexicans are better and cheaper | | | | |workers. |

Part II

Answer each question in 50 to 100 words related to those stereotypes. Provide citations for all the sources you use.

What are the positive aspects of stereotypes, if any?
I do not feel that there are any positive stereotypes. In my opinion stereotyping is more hurtful then positive. The people that are affected by stereotyping are the ones who hurt the most. I sat down and thought about this question for about twenty minutes thinking if there is a positive aspect of stereotyping. I couldn’t think of any but sure there are some that I couldn't think of.

What are the negative aspects of stereotypes?
There are several negative aspects of stereotypes....
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