Appendix B Essay

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University of Phoenix Material Appendix B Part I Define the following terms: Term Definition Stereotypes Unreliable and/or exaggerated generalizations about members of a group that do not take individuality into consideration. Prejudice Negativity towards an entire category of people, such as a racial or ethnic minority. Labeling theory A sociological approach introduced by Howard Becker that tries to explain why certain types of people are seen as deviants while those that are doing the same things are not. Part II 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 All African Americans (Blacks) are in gangs. Hispanics have large families, a lot of kids. White people are more educated. Ethnicity Chinese people are good at math. Jewish people are greedy. Russians are communists. Sexual orientation All gay men have a lisp. All lesbians are butch or look like men. All gay men dress like women. Part III Answer each question in 100 to 150 words related to those stereotypes: • What are the positive aspects of the stereotypes, if any? The positive thing is good about some stereotypes is that you can change a lot of it just because you are a certain race or anything you don’t have to live up to people stereotypes of you, you can always do better especially if it’s a negative stereotype. What people say about your religion, race, or gender might hurt your feelings, but it will make you a stronger person in the long run. It might bother some people about what others say about them, but I can care less most of them people that’s making judgment are just insecure about themselves. • What are the negative aspects of

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