Stereotypes and Prejudice Worksheet

Topics: Stereotype, Race, Prejudice, White people, Sexual orientation, Homosexuality / Pages: 3 (580 words) / Published: Sep 23rd, 2013
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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
African Americans are good at basketball
White people can’t dance
Asians are all good at math
Gender
Women aren’t as strong as men
Men don’t listen
All men cheat on their partners
Sexual Orientation
Gay men are flamboyant
Gay women are angry
Gay people will raise gay children

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 don’t feel there are positive aspects of stereotypes. Even in the rare cases of a “good” stereotype like “blondes are more fun”, to label someone before you’ve given them the chance to prove themselves is always a negative in my mind. While some people may not be offended by certain stereotypes, it is still unfair to give someone a label before gaining any knowledge of them personally.

What are the negative aspects of stereotypes?
The negative aspects are apparent in abundance. Some of the most obvious negative aspects are when minorities aren’t afforded the same opportunities that white Americans are given, due to racial stereotypes like “black people are lazy”. Stereotypes can also affect children. There is a common myth that some ignorant people believe in which gay parents will raise a gay child. Children can be very cruel at a young age and have stereotypes such as this passed down from their parents, which they then perpetuate against children of gay parents.



References: Schaefer, R.T. (2012). Racial and Ethnic Groups, Thirteenth edition

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