Stereotypes Worksheet

Topics: Prejudice, Stereotype, Disability Pages: 2 (328 words) Published: January 30, 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|
Religion| Christians- Are annoying.| Mormons- are so judgemental.| Jehovah's witnesses- are werid.| Disability| People with disability are sick.| People with disability has a poor quality of life.| People with disabilities are inspirational, brave, and courages for living with their disabilities.| Sexual Orientation| Gay| BI| Straight|

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 think there are too many positive effects of stereotypes. Say you believe that all Southern Americans are hospitable, you may want to visit down south so that can be positive because you will increase tourism to the area, however not all Southern Americans are that way and you may put yourself into a bad situation thinking so. There can be positive and negative spin put on a lot of things.

What are the negative aspects of stereotypes?
* There are many negative aspects of stereotypes. Mostly, however, stereotypes encourage discrimination by making large generalizations about a group of people. Large generalizations like this are offensive as it ties one group of people to this identity and they are not allowed to construct their own individual identity. *

Part III

Answer each question in 50 to 150 words...
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