The core of stereotyping starts from families. When growing up in a family, people learn to differentiate themselves from others. They learn how to love and care for others who look like them and grouping others in different categories. Stereotypes can also be learned through media. On television after 9/11 all Muslims, people who look “middle eastern”or someone who wears a rag is assumed a terrorist. This stereotype is spread throughout media caused social disruption. Another example would be how races were portrayed on television. Whites are seen a the dominance in civilization. They are superior in movies and television and play the majority of the lead roles in the theater industry. The minority's get stereotypes that shame them such as: black people commit crimes, asian people have a weird accent, latinos work on farms for the whites.
Stereotypes are also learned through school and it is also a place where everyone is categorized into groups. Stereotypes are brought into school from students learning it from their families. An example of a gender stereotype would be that “all girls have cooties” and vice versa, so boys and girls don't play with each other. It is a way that kids learn how to stereotype at a very young age without realizing