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"Stereotype, whether positive or negative, are harmful"

In today's world, many people has different stereotype about somebody. There are positive and negative, but both of them are harmful to people. People always stereotype about other people who they don't fully know them. In Archbishop Riordan High School, most of the students think Chinese students are very good at math. In fact, some of the Chinese students are very bad at math. This maybe harmful to those Chinese students who did badly at math, because it makes them think they are different to a normal Chinese student. It shows not only negative stereotype will be harmful to people but also positive stereotype will cause harmful to people.

Some writer make positive and negative on their essay. In "I Want a Wife", Judy Brady is a female who stands on a male view about getting a wife. She discuss about what kinds of wife a male would want to get. She mentions "I want a wife who will take care of my physical needs", "I want a wife who will take care of the details of my social life", and "I want a wife who is sensitive to my sexual needs". (P.37) She thinks male usually make both positive and negative stereotype about female. In this essay, male think a female has to care everything about his husband, take care of the children, and stay home cleaning. In fact, females are getting more independents today. They want to get money by themselves and don't want to stay home take care of everything. Even though it is positive stereotype about a female who can take care of everything that happens at home, but it is still making negative stereotype about a female can't work other than staying home. This will cause harmful to a female who is going to marry a person that stereotype female like the writer did.

Another writer that writes essay about stereotype is Brent staples. He writes about his experiences of racism or stereotype in "Black Men and Public Space". He mentions "At dark, shadowy intersection, I...
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