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.
Select three of the identity categories below and name or describe at least 3 related stereotypes for each:
• Sexual orientation
|Category |Stereotype 1 |Stereotype 2 |Stereotype 3 | |Gender |Women are inferior to Men |Men are all sexist |All men want control over there | | | | |spouse | |Sexual Orientation |Gay men all have AID’s |It’s there choice |Gay men speak funny. | |Religion |Jewish people are cheap. |All Muslims are Terrorist. |All Catholic priest are child | | | | |molesters. |
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 think there may only be one positive effect to stereotyping. If we look at a group, we can use stereotypes to categorize these groups. We can then identify if there is a problem, and help that group to overcome oppression. If we do not recognize that a certain group is being discriminated against we can not fix the problem.
What are the negative aspects of stereotypes?
There are a number of negative effects to stereotyping...